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AMUSEMENTS 



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•Entered ma aecond claas matter Oecemker 22. I>M. at the Poet Office at New York. N. T.. under the Act of March *. 1>T>. 



roL. udfvm^ No. 3 



NEW YORK Cmr, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 1925 



64 PAGES 



12 Flltt STARS IN "BLOOMER" 



FIRST AND SECOND NIGHT FREE 
LIST COST PRODUCER 200 SEATS 



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'Times" Tops List Getting 8 SeU for Both NighU— 
54 Pairs Generally Sent for Opening and 46 as 
Follow Up — Rotogravure Editors Included 



'\^-eompilatton of flrst night Itsta, 
taken from throe prodacing Arms 
and representative of the Hats 
throughout New York city, reveal 
that for tbo usual premiere 198 
■eats (S4> are offlciall.- sent to 
critics and newspaper editors of 
the city, and that on the second 
alght of the performance, 92 seats 
(4< pairs) are distributed. 

In the flrst night lists, four sets 
Are sent to various papers to ac- 
commodate the feature writers and 
cartoonists, the papers getting these 
(Continued on page 18) 



HEARST IN LEGIT 
NOW SAME AS 
, IN PICTURES 

Hearst's Wash. Palmers 

Splurge Over Ziegfeld's 

New Show 



Washington, March 3. 

"A rumbling In the wind" 
forecasts trouble fot a few of the 
dallies here. Last week Flo Zleg- 
feld brought his latest, "Louie the 
14th," Into town and the two 
iUearst papers wrote of nothing 
else. Tho news, dramatic, society, 
music and feature editors devoted 
reams to praising the show. 

Willie Howard In "Sky High" at 
Poll's, Henry Miller in "After 
Love — ?" at the Belasco, and the 
regular vaudeville and picture 
houses were lost in the shuffle. All 
of the last named spend consider- 
ably mon.y for space in the course 
Of a ^season., and that is where the 
ii (ContiaLcd on pige 10) 



3EUBERT8' WESTERN HOUSES 

Chicago, March 3. 

liocating sites for new Shubert 
IcKit theatres in Chicago and St. 
l<oula Is said to have been the ob- 
ject of J. J. Shubert's recent visit 
here.. Upon leaving Chicago he went 
to 8t. Louis. 

Locations in both cities are re- 
Ported liaving been secured by the 
Shuberts with the theatre in each 
town to lie locally financed. 



MARY GARDEN 

MONTE CARLOS 

MANAGER 



Prince of Monaco Con^ 
sidering Her — ^Miss Gar- 
den Breaks Record 



Chicago, March S. 
Mary Garden, it la reported on 
good authority, may be the new 
general manager of the Monte 
Carlo Opera. Baron Gunsbourg 
has retired and the candidature of 
Miss Garden is now being passed 
on by the Ft-lnce of Monaco, who 
is considering whether the man- 
agement of his famous opera house 
(Continued on page () 



COURT DECISION 
PASSES TITLE 



O'Brien, Malevinsky & f)riscoIl, 
acting for Ida Vera Simonton, the 
author of "Hell's Playground," who 
won the plagiarism suit against 
Leon Gordon and Earl Carroll, In- 

(Continued on page 6) 



TWO UQUOR PRICES 



Boptleggers in the Times square 
district have confessed of late to 
two sets of prices for illicit liquor. 
One set Is for "good" and the other 
for "bad" booze. 

Liquor handlers advocate that 
Intending purchasers take the 
higher priced "stuff" and advance 
with the argument that such booze 
is guaranteed, also subject to re- 
turn upon dissatisfaction with 
quality. Any remonstratlon of a 
"too liigh" scale is answered by 
the seller with the direct statement 
that if th« consumer prefers "the 
other kli>d not guaranteed" it will 
(CcJntlnued on page 13) 



WISHBUHN HDS 

SCIIEEN TOURING 

TiUPE 



Cosmic Productions* Attempt 
to Exploit Picture People 
Runs Into Flop at Kanws 
City — Bad Check and 
Sheriff Also — SUrs Fled 
When Dancing Time Ar- 
rived — Got Out olF K. C 
to Barely Make Next 
Stand 



18,000 EMPTY SEATS 



Kansas City, March 3. 

The whole theatrical and amuse- 
ment town is laughing at the out- 
come of the four days' visit of the 
"Twelve Famous Hollywood Movie 
8tars," representing the flower of 
the Cosmic Production Company's 
"names." 

The limited stay here was replete 
with surprises, parties, personal ap- 
pearances, a show that flopped, a 
visit from the sherilf, with an at- 
tachment on the box office, auto- 
mobile rides, a bad check given to 
an orchestra, and a last minute 
get-away to fill a date at a small 
Kansas town. 

If the "doings" of the party were 
written Into a comedy picture it 
should be a good one, and would at 
least give the "colony" at Holly- 
wood a real laugh. 

The bunch, which was composed 

of Cullen Landis, Phyllis HaVer, 

Bryant Washburn, Anna May 

Wong. Helen Holmes, Carl Miller, 

(Continued on page 34) 



1ST SQUAWK ON 
RADIO CONCERT 



For the flrst time in the history 
of Now York radio broadcasting 
the first objection against the 
calibre of "concerts" has been 
registered with the New York 
Police department. While It's 
anonymous In substance yet the 
writer slammed Station WHN un- 
mercifully. , 

The writer declared that WHN 
every niglit and far into the morn- 
ing broadcasts Jazz and girl stuff 
from clubs and restaurants which 
he stated was constituting a 
nuisance and annoyance, etc. He 
(Continued on page 6) 



GYP TldET STANDS UNDER 
CURRENT SECRET INVESTIGATION 



New York's Prosecutor Has Own Force 9oying Thea- 
tre Tickets of G]rps — ^Violation of State Statute-^ 
Hotel Stands ''Digs*' at 50c Premium 



THOMAS' PLAY 

IN HOUSE OF 

SHUBERTS 



Handy Man" at 39th 
St. — Thomas' Declara- 
tion in "Telegraph' 



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Through pressure of Broadway 
bookings, "The Handy Man," first 
called "Odd Jobs," a play pro- 
duced by the Sam Comley Produc- 
tions, Inc. (reputed to be backed by 
E. R. Thomas, publisher of the 
"Morning Telegraph), will open at 
the 39th Street, a Shubert theatre, 
next week. Comley is one of the 
business heads of the "Telegraph." 

Recently Thomas defined "The 
(Continued on page 6)1) 



A secret drive for evidence haa 
been started by District Attorney 
Banton's offllc* against theatr* 
tickM agencies believed to b« 
charging more than the legal pre- 
mium of 60 cents over the box offlc* 
price, permitted by New York stat- 
ute, also the Federal law. The state 
law proviaes tor entorcemant 
through the comptroller with whom 
bonds are filed by brokers. 

It la underatood the district at- 
torney is acting -on information sup- 
plied by agents of the comptroller. 
(Continued on pac* IS) 



MRS.VALENnNO 
CAUSE OF BREAK 
WITH WILLIAMS 



BEAUTIES RACE 
IN KIDDIE C4RS 



Venice, Cat., March 3. 

Venice has a new fad tickling 

eastern tourists and the "sand She- 

bas" of the beaches here. It is a 

kiddie car race, held daily on the 

(Continued on page 12) 

MZZY^NCE RECORD 



Los Angeles, March 3. 

The world's record for pivot dan- 
cing is claimed by a local couple, 
Rdward Reed and Cecelia Taylor, 
who entered a contest in the Palais 
Majestic in Burbank and did a con- 
tinuous Dervish whirl areund the 
floor lasting one hour and one min- 
ute, milking 6,0(0 turns. Their revo- 
lutions are said to have covered n 
distance of over two miles. 

The previous record for this sort 
of a stUQt vas 31 minutes, ostab- 
liHhed in Kan Dle«o. 

The contestants wero on the ixii.it 
of exhaustion \vl:(ii lli''.\ fiiilBliod. 



Wife's Interference Re- 
sented — Ultimatum ^ 
by Producers 



Loa Angelea, March t. 

Natascha Rambova, wife of Ru- 
dolph Valentino, will no longer 
dominate affairs as far as produc- 
tion of ber husband's pictures for 
Rits Carlton is concerned. As a 
result of the high-handed way 'in 
which she endeavored to operate 
her husband's and producing com- 
pany's affairs, J. D Williams is re- 
ported to have balked, with the re- 
suK being an ultimatum to Valen- 
tino his wife must not interfere 
with production or persons asso- 
ciated with the company, as they 
felt since they were making an in- 
vestment of more than $500,000 in 
each of his pictures they had a 
right to decide how it should be 
expended. 

When thin ultimatum was given 
(Continued on page 68) 



COSTUMES 

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ones? Those who have 
bought from ua say— 

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FINAL HEARING AND COMMENT 
ON WASirS. "COPYRIGHT BATTLE" 






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Present Bills ''Die" witii Adjotiirfiiilent of Conifrc 
Variety's Local Correspondent Expresses^ Pibn- 

sonal Opinions 

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Variety Bureau, 
Washington. '• " 

What could be termed "Round 
Two of the Copyright Battle" CaiAe 
to an end last week. Among the 
casualties can be included eacb and 
everyone of the various measures 
Introduced both In the Senate and 
House of Representatives that pro- 
posed to make either slight or dras- 
tic changes in the present copyright 
law as enacted in 1909. Not only 
'do these several bills "die" with 
the adJ|ournraen( of Congress to- 
morrow (Wednesday), but It is 
doubtful if any will again be re- 
vived, this including the Perkins' 
bill Introduced by the Representa- 
, (Continued on pagi: 60) 



TEXAS' OCCUPATION TAX 



Bill Introduced Covers Entir 
Amusement Field— Jumps Taxed 



* Austin. ' Texas, Itarch t. 

R L. Covey; of Caree, Texas, rep- 
resentative in the Texas Legislature, 
has introduced a bill requiring an 
occupation tax on practically every 
form of anvusement, to b« graduated 
according to the slx« of the city or 
town where the shows are given. 

Dramatic and musical comedy 
•bows, motion picture theatres, 
opera houses, tents and alrdomes 
would be snbje6t to this tax. The 
annual occupation tax is graduated 
ias follows: Towns under 1,000, tS; 
1,000 to 2,600. |2«; 10,000 to 16.000. 
$30; 15.000 to 20,000, $40; 20,000 to 
SO.OOO, 160; SO.OOO to 40,000, $«0: 
40,000 and over, $76.' Counties, cit- 
ies, towns and villages are author- 
ized to Impose a tax of one-half the 
amount of the state tax. 

When a skow moves from one 
town to anotber the oecupatioa tax 
Is to be coHeoted for each move. 



''Sunday'? BUI Introduced 
As Congress Is Adjourning 

Washington. March S. 

With but two days* left before the 
present Congress expires. Repre- 
•entaUve William C. Lankford (D.) 
of Georgia introduced into the 
House yesterday (Monday) a bill 
providing for Sunday closing in the 
district. The Lankford bill is be- 
lieved to be the only measure of 
Its kind to be Introduced in the 
House during the <8th Congress 
which finishes to-morrow. 

It is practically the same as the 
bill . Introduced in the Senate last 
session by Senator Ball, which bill 
has caused an avalanche of pro- 
tests In the form of petitions from 
•very section of the country. 

Mr. Lankford states he intro- 
duced the bill at the request of the 
Lord's Day Alliance. 



GOBBECTS STATEMEST 

Washington, March. 8. 
Contrary to the report sent out 
from Washington that a treaty be*- 
tween the United States and a num- 
ber oC the South American countries 
has been conflrmed by the -Senate, 
in which, it was stated, that ilris 
treaity was one covering copyright 
and trade marks, State Department 
officials says that the treaty only 
applies to trade marks and doep 
not touch copyright in any manner 
whatsoever. 



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WILLIAM MOI^RIS 

' aOBNCl INC 

riitaani BMg.. I49S Broudwa;. New tork 
L«ckA«aDD« C*40-l 

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THE TDXER SCHOOLS 
,0F DANCING 

Us Chdirliia Or««fl Read 
LONDON 

Director, JOHN TILLER 



ADMISSION'S 



Jan., 1925, Falls Away-^ 
GoYt Takes Loss 




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Washington. March 3^ 

Another big decrease la reportjei 
by the Bureau of Internal Revenu^ 
in its report on collections undef 
the 10 per cent adaalsalon tax. Jant 
uary, 1924, totaled $7,500,000. while 
January of this year (1925) reached 
but $5,300,000. ^ drop of $2,200.00^. 

Qn itbe govemni\entaI fiscal year*, 
July 1. 1924. through Jan. 31. . 1925c 
an even g^'eater percentage it 
shown. For this period in 1923-2f 
the sum collected totaled $44,107,* 
7S0.94, while in 1924-26 Jt reached 
but $19,927,930.03. a drop of $24.t 
179,800.91. 

The repeal of the seat tax as well 
as tSe circus tax, etc., baa cbAt the 
government approximately $1,644,000 
froVn July 1. 1924, through Jan. $li, 
1926, as in that same period of time 
last year that amount was collected 
under the then existing tax. 

Coin operated machines show a 
big Jump upwards; January, 1924. 
was but $9^43, while that month in 
1926 exceeded $68,C00. The tait on 
Mah-Jongg and other tile sets. 
which caused a "near riot" in the 
Senate due to the opposition raised 
against the placement of the tax, 
yielded $2,«87.62 in January. 1925. . 



AGAINSr PA. SUIIDAT BILL . 

Harrlsburg. Pa.. March S. i 
The House Law and Order Com- 
mittee has' acted decisively upon 
the first Of the Sunday amusement 
bills introduced Ip the legislature 
this year. ■* ' 

It has reported. out with a nega- 
tive recommendation the Voltz bill 
proVidtng for local referendum 
votes on Sunday amus^mepts and, 
sports. 

The SUvitski bill, repealin.; na-j 
merous blue laws, dated back to 
1705, and providing for Sunday 
amusementts and sports without 
the consent of the voters, will 
probably meet the same fate in the 
same committee. 



LOWEK FASSFOST FEES 

Washington, March 3. 

When President CooUdge last 
week signed the bill authorizing 
a modification In the vise fees on 
passports, a big cash saving was 
made 'possible for the professional 
either playing or touring through- 
out Europe. The real purpose of 
the measure, however, namely the 
elimination of the vast amount of 
time required In getting a vise was 
tost. 

Under the new law treaties will 
be ratified wherein mutual aggree- 
ments will be made on the amount. 
Ten dollars has been the fee. It 
is believed that now It will bO about 
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CENSO&DTO BILL IN WIS. 

Madison. Wis., March 3. 
•Motion pictures shown in Wiscon- 
sin would be censored by a state 
board similar to those in some 
other states, under a bill Introduced 
in the assembly by Paul H. Ralhle, 
of Cadott. 

Films used for study and in scien- 
tific work would not be included in 
the measure, 



STIPFRESSING SIGHTS 

HarriJibure, Pa., March 3. 
Representative T. J. Burke of 
I'hlladclphlu has Introduced a bill 
prohibiting the exposure of bare 
legs pr the uncovered body on the 
stage.'' ■'■ ""■' ' 



Jean and her violin are as in- 
separable as Jean and her smile 
and winsome manner. ' 

At present playing a week In 
sunny Oallfprnia ftw Ben Piazza. 
PriendB kindly write care Van Dyck 
Apartments. Los Angeles. 

JEAN MIDDLETON 

Direction, EOW. 8. KELLER 



GET TOGETHER 1-PERKINS 



1 . By RANDOI-PH PERKINS 

(MEMBER OF'COfiOitEdS TROM NCW Jtfi^EY) 






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• - • tonfloTi. Feb. 20. 

The Actors' Association Is in 
a bad way and appears to be 
almost on Its last legs. 

The annual genei-al meeting 
was held Feb. 1, some mem- 
bers of the press being rigor- 
oysly excluded. This auction 
did not, however, prevent tbe 
securing . of ^e. report, and 
balance sheet, which shows 
that the general fund today 
stands at $$48; protection 
fund, $942; death levy fund, 
$469. These flares do not re- 
veal any great fighting power. 

Only a yeai; ago the funds of 
the association, then showing 
signa of dedlnfr. stood: Gen- 
eral fund, $8,726; protection 
$1.«X6; death* levy. $«69. 

Subscriptions iMive fallen oft 
badly, ■ ta o wd rtg $8^996, as 
agains: $18,666 In the previous 
year. During the year- $8,296 
baa been spent la tlje legal 
pi-oceedings and $6,(40 in trav- 
eling and expense with regard 
to the association's attempts to 
boycott certain managers. 



Toreador, Held for 
Abduction, Weds Heiress 

Madrid, Feb. 21. 
Bei^naMo Caslelles, famous Span>- 
ish tok'eador, detaliled here by the 
ponce last week charged with try- 
ing to abduct 4 wealthy' Mexican 
girl, aged 18. 

The couple met In MeXico^last 
year when Caslelles waH appearing 
there and after he returned to Spain 
the girl, infatuated by the toreador, 
persuaded her parents to visit 
Madrid. Tbe family has been liv- 
ing In a palace at Salamanca, near 
Madrid, and several days ago the 
girl disappeared frOm home. It 
was learned she had joined Caslel- 
les, who was arrested. Following 
ap investigation the parents with- 
drew their complaint and consented 
to the lovers being married. 

Tbe bride is reported to be worth 
over $2,000,000 in her own right. 



Musicikns Refuse Radioing 
Of ;Musicial \Vithout Pay 

Paris, Feb. 21. 

Radio fans were promised a spe- 
cial performance Of the cotnic 
opera "Les Dragons de Vlllars," last 
week, but to their astonishment a 
lesson in English wafted from the 
Eiffel Tower. 

It was ascertained the musicians 
at the theatre had refused to play 
for radio unless paid extra, hence 
the English lesson had to be sub- 
stituted. 



-r* >; . W|ishinatony Maroti J. ; 

At tbe closa of the flnal hearing 
this session before the House Pat- 
ents Committee In cdnnectloa with 
the bQl bearing -my nameT intro- 
duced at the ^request of the Au- 
thors*^ League, I made the suggestion 
to tbe committee, and those iropre- 
sentatives of the v'kirlous Interestefl 
factlOBfl then present that, inas- 
raudh as everyone agreed that a 
new cojtyright lan^^ahould be. en" 
aoted, the opposing factions get 
together and solve their dlfler- 
enees. This suggestion met with 
the approval of the c6minltteel ^ 
this idea Is carried out and a meksr 
ure presented for coihslderation by 
the next Congress, It will go a long 
way toward bringing out the de- 
sired legislation'. ' 

I would, however, like to. t^e this 
opportunity through VarI|Btjr ' t^ 
again appeal for such a mealsure, 
and now ask that the Individual 
members' of the various organisa- 
tions' get behind their respective 
executives and bring abdtit ai^'eariy 
ktart upon the wofk of drafting 
such a bill, witnesses have ap- 
peared before the commItte^ wboil 
I am confident, are exceptionally 
capable of flrawihg such a hill, and 
if the work Is carried out It will 
indeed simplify the work of the 
committee. - ' 



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';*We have i||.g1|y«ii; a great'Sii 
^(time i«, attf n4fU)ce en the I^S, 
ings. I'hey Jkave been of greatja. 
tereat ae wall aa' instrucUve. -Back 
faeUen. thoogb apparently actOMei 
by thiei#- bwfr 'iat^restn, have pi^ 
sented their testimony in a Sut 
manner, aad, in the main, with eog. 
sideration of the others affecte^Jt* 
copyright legislation. 

Congressman's Deep InterMt., 

It waa a sourctf pf pleasure to mi 
to act as sponsor for one of tM 
measures considered.- I introdute* 
the -Pwklna' Bill,*' H. R. 11258, k». 
cause o'f my deep interest in seetiiy 
that the composetv and auft^^ 
slfould receive the .greatest possfble 
protection. Uq'^ever, I do not be- 
lieve that ih gristing the crjoator 
such protectian^il^tgpinjust Wfl. 
phips should be < placed upontk^ 
responsfbie for the distributioiiAitt 
his works. .,.^' 

I stand ready, along with the 
other members of the sub-commit- 
tee appointed 'at the last heajrlti^, 
Chairman Lamport and Repreaentk- 
tives Reid, Lanham and Bloom, to 
co-operate in eVery way possible In 
an unofficial capacity to bring abolit 
the Jointly api^oved measure. .. 

If such a measure is brought to 
Congress at the next session I e^a 
confidently predict that speedy ac- 
tion will- follow, not , only by the 
committee, but also by the Hoqpw 
o( RepreseQtatlves. 




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London. Feb. 20.. 
His Majesty's, %hich f pr so fong 
sheltered ' the elaaslc productions^ 
haa settled down as a muiModl com- 
edy house. "Patricia." doing mid- 
dling business, leaves to go to tha 
Strand In March, but will be. sjc- 
ceeded by "Lumber Love," a Cana- 
dian musical piece, to be followed 
later by the latest Lehar operetta, 
"Frasquita, " with Joae Coittn*.' 

. "Are Toa are l|ason7'^ t|ie.tra«-< 
sled old farce, haa oee^prpvekins^i 
few laughs at , the fortune theatre, 
where it is being acrobatically a^I'td 
by Bromley Challoher. It left (or 
the Kingsway te make room tor, 
Ta S.D.'^ a "revue. 



The ever active Stage (Society haie 
scheduled Stark Young's "The 
Colonnade" for its next productioa. 
The following ana will be "Ralelg^/^ 
by i). A. Barker. , . ' 



The Chelsea Palace., dping ba^ly 
ae a theatre and vaudeville hbu^e 
•for years, has suddenly struck oil 
with Shaw. Charles Macdona's 
company Is In for an extended sea-, 
son In a repertory of Bernard's 
plays. 



The next by fhe Repertory PIay>-^ 
ers is "Tunnel Trench," a war play 
by Hubert Qriflllth, the.>ritic on 
the "Chronicle" and the "Sunday 
Observer." In reading it Aeems: 
more war talk than war play. 



H. M. Harwood, who owns the 
small Ambassadors theatre. In aim'- 
ing at a consistent policy. He has 
eight plays in hand and, success or 
failure, intends to produce them 
the^e one after tbe other. For this 
reason he will transfer "The Peli- 
can," now at the Ambassadors, to 
the Royally, leaving the theatre freo 
for "Any House," the new play by 
his wife, F. Tennyfto.i Jesse. 



Those responsible for the produc-: 
tion of "The Monkoy House" at the; 
New Oxford, one of the worst disas- 
ters so far this year are about to 
try to get some of their money basK 
by touring and are now chooeinp 
the cast. This is quite the usual 
thing and many a show Is put on 
with a certainty of losing money in 
the West End and has been sent 
straightway into the provinces to 
make money. 



Jose Collins' Injursd Toe 

London, March 3. 
Jose Collins is temporarily Inca- 
p.it'it.ited through havlog stepped 
on a viaoe of .glass on the stage 
in Sheffield, which severed an ar- 
tery in one too. 



SHOT ON STAGE 

Frankfort, Feb. 21. 
At Offehbach, near here, Frauleln 
Seij>el, well-known German actress, 
was shot while playing in a melo- 
drama, "Jugend." 

One of the character.^ had to sim- 
ulate shooting the woman with a 
rifle, and by accident a loaded cart- 
ridge was placed in the weapon, 
when the ac.or fired Frauleln Reipel 
fell with a bullet in hef chest. 

She was f ushed to a local hospilul 
in a critical condition. 



Although touring melodrama ajod 
the smaller repertory shows arc 
practically dead in the . provinces, 
stock is growing In popularity and 
a good many of the big drama 
houses are running It. Both the 
Britannia and Surrey, London's two 
big stock houecs, .are dark, but Col- 



lina* and the Hippodrome, Hotber- 
hithe, are doing Mk buBlncsti. Matt 
at tbe-.l>lg provincial cities have oae 
or more stock companies. 'f 



MOULIN BOtrOfi CHANGE 

- Paris, Feb. 22. 

Hinted last morfth that Oscar Du« 
frenne and H. Varna, nfanagers 
the ' Palace- ahd fimjpire here, w«. 
anxious to also 'control tbe Mou( 
j{dM$e, It is nov^ alinost settled tbi 
directors will be ' in charge of . 
new n^uslc hall to replace Fabert. f ■'■; 

They have started uegotlatioaMi 
with Mme. Mistinguett lor a new' 
Mvue there id October. - 



CHEVALEEB FOB CASINO ' 

*'..■.."' ,. s '^W^*«> Feb. 20,, 
Maurice ChevtaUer, who dropjMd 
out of tbe Palaoe roVue ^ue to illnm 
at the end of January' without #• 
nouncement by the m4nagem«|i:;, 
and was replacttd by Htury Pllee^, 
has now returned to the PalaMk 
where he will remain until he Iea««a 
for South America. f 

Next season he will be featured Mr 
I* Volterra in the Casino de P^ 
nevue. • « "• • - ' '•'• '- \^M 

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SAILINGS -'^ 

' Feb. ZS. (New York to Paifa* 
Laura Burt (Minnetonka). '♦ 

Feb. 28. (New York to Londo^ 
J, J. Shubert, Nora Bayes, WillljaA 
"Von Hoogstraeten, Eliy Ney, Mq^ 
Rosenthal (Leviathan). . •*" 

Feb. 28. (New York to London) 
Herb Ward, Allc* Duer Miller, Helep 
Wehrl* and Mr. ^nd Mrs. Howg^ 
Wurlltzer ' (Beiren^arlfli), - n 

Feb. 28 (New York to London)—- 
Harry Weldon, Hilda Glider »n^ 
Jobyna Howland (Miss Howli ' 
disembarking .at. Cherbourg ^-^ 
Paris) (Bereng^ria). " .f 

March 4 (London to New York). 
Jack Haskell (Aquitania). 

March 3 (New York to London), 
Fred Mann (President Harding). 

March 10 (London to New York),^ 
Bert Montague (Leviathan). 

March 14 (London to New Yor*^ 
John Lester (Be.-engaria). 



ARRIVALS 

'March 3 (New York from ti^ 
don) Gilbert Miller, Samuel G<' 
wyn (Olympic^. 



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.AUSTRALIA 



Sydney, Feb. 4. 

There hat been no slack ing off in 
attendances at the varloue attrac- 
tlona that began the new season. 
The majority ot houses are play- 
iHK to practical capacity at every 
Aow, with Bome sroaainff a little 
oiore than the others. 

-WMtlowr" will be transferred 
from the Koyal to Her Majesty's 
sbortly to malce roon> for the dra- 
matic version of "The Outelder." 
"Betty" which did only fairly well, 
will go on to Melbourne with Maude 
rane replacing Edith Drayson in the 
lead. -Primrose" will follow "Betty" 
in Melbourne. 

Guy Bates Post is doing well 
With "The Qreen Goddess." This 
I abow will play right on until Baster 
imd then go tj Melbourne, with Dion 
Bouclcault and Irene Vanbrugh tak- 
ing over the Criterion for a new 
season. 

Thurston Hall has made good in 
"So This Is London!" at the Palace. 
This came as a surprise, because 
Just after the openlhg the company 
started rehearsals on "The Broken 
' Wing." This production has been 
put off and "London" will play right 
on until business falls off. 

"Kosle O'llelUy" is doing well at 
the Opera House and should play 
well over Easter. 

* "rAe Ten Commandments," at the 
' Prince Edward, is packing this 
fibuse twice daily and the attraction 
should run over six months. This 
picture is one of the theatrical sur- 
prises of the season. 

Big business is being done at the 
Tlvoll with front rank vaudeville. 
The bill this week is one of the 
strongest shown at the house and 
includes Rupert Inglasse, juggler; 
Novelle Bros., musical; Versatile 
Three, colored; Oswald Williams, 
magic; Van Cello and Mary, novelty 
barrel Juggling: Harry Weldon and 
Hilda 31yder held over and then 
sailed. 



and will be produced by George 
Highland. 



Coleman and Alexandra have ar- 
rived here with their "Good Luck 
Girl", novelty which has played 
abroad for three years. The act 
will probably play one of the vaude- 
ville circuits. 



Long Tack Sam and his troupe 
will begin a tour of Queensland for 
Wllllameon-Talt before coming Into 
Sydney. The act comprises a new 
troupe of Jugglers and tumblers. 
Prom this country the turn expects 
to return to America. 



Owing to a wave of infantile 
paralysis sweeping New Zealand at 
the present time, the authorities in 
Wellington have issued orders that 
children under the age of 16 must 
not attend theatres or picture showe 
until such time as the epidemic is 
under control. 



liALLET MECHANIQUr 
FUTURISTIC CONCEPTION 

Music Will Be Produced by 4 
Mechanical Pianos Imitat- 
ing Machinery Noises 



MUSIC IMPRESSES 



"Le Rosier," Operetta, Opens in 
Paris— Cordially Greeted 



■ ■ Business is holding up nicely at 
. Fuller's. The Mil holds Lyons and 
' O'Moore, songs and talk; Eileen and 
Marjorle, tumbling act; Charles 
Lewis, songs and talk; Linn Smith's 
Band. Phil Smith's Revue took up 
second half. 



melWourne 

"Good Morning, Dearie," le going 
along strongly at His Majesty's; 
Irene Vanbrugh and Dion Bouclcault 
are nnisbing a great run here with 
"Trelawny of the Wells"; Maude 
Fane will appear shortly in conjunc- 
tion with Al Frith in the English 
musical comedy, "Betty." 

E. J. Carroll will present a speak- 
ing version of "Cappy Ricks " at the 
Athenaeum theatre next waelc The 
•bow will b« produced by E. W. 
Morrison. • 

Maurice Moscovitch is making his 
farewell appearance in "The Out- 
sider." The season has not been 
i altogether too bright for this artist 
as Melbourne would have none of 
Shakespeare and the actor had to 
•witch to a modern play. 

The Fuller-Ward panto, "Clnder- 
*lla," is going strongly at the Prln- 
>«tam. At the Palace the "Midnight 
Frolics" is pulling fairly good busl- 
aess. The show is very clean and 
bright. 

Business is still good at the Tivoli 
where Maldle Scott is headlining. 
The rest of the bill includes the 
Four Ortons, Femlna Four, Birch- 
alls. Anna and Louis Dewars, Es- 
telle Rose, Rich and Calvin, and the 
Uniques. 

Acts playing the BlJou Include 

Harry Claff, Dan D'Alma. Knoop, 

. Harris Family, Maxwell Carew, 

Knight and Brady. Grace Doran, 

Walter Vernon, Roy Gennett 

Harry P. MuUer has been ap- 
pointed manager of Tivoli theatre. 
Mr. MuUer is also general manager 
\for WIlllameon-Talt vaudeville. 

The Six Brown Brothers have 

been a sensation over the WiUlam- 

^Jtaoa-Tait circuit. The act comes 

into the Tivoli. Melbourne, this 

week. 



Fuller-Ward are doing good busi- 
ness in New Zealand with their 
"O'Brien Girl" and "Tangerine" 
oompanlea 

Wlrth's Circus will make back to 
Sydney for Its annual season around 
Easter time. ' The circus will have 
many fresh faces for their 1926 
•eason. 



Wllliamson-Talt's next big attrac- 
tion will be "Kid Boots," with Josle 
Melville and George Gee featured. 

The show will be put on shortly 



Paris, March 8. 

At the FoUes Dramatiqne the 
musical work of Henri Casadesus, 
"Le ttosier," with the book credited 
to Maurice Devllllers, opened nicely 
Feb. 24. It is a tLree-act operetta 
that has previously been played In 
Belgium. The premier, here, was 
marked by the reception tendered 
the musical score. 

The script has to do with a 
maiden aunt who proposes her in- 
nocent nephew as a candidate for 
a virtue prize, but a girl com- 
promises his chances and he Anally 
marries another succe-ssful "rosier." 
The cast includes Georges Foix, 
Jane Montange, Harry Mass and 
Jane Morlet. 

"Les Nocea d'Emeraude." by J. 
Bonvalet and Jacques Marteaux, 
with J. Canteloube having written 
the music, will probably follow "Le 
Rosier." 



Paris, Feb. 2». 

George Anthell, American musi- 
cian here, and Ferdinand Leger, 
French painter, are arranging to 
give the world more sounds of cubic 
nature as their next effort to be 
billed as a "Ballet Mechanlqu*.** 

The music will be played by tour 
mechanical pianos, inspired by 
Picasso's drawings. The first ballet 
of about 2C minutes, is to be ac- 
companied by a film exposing ma- 
chinery in motion and the mutic 
is supposed to Imitate the sounds of 
Its movement. 

No other orchestra wlii be neces- 
sary, so that the strictest economy 
la assured for the manager accept- 
ing this latest "invention." 

Who the manager will be is not 
divulged. 



LOPEZ IN LONDON 



Weldon Passes Through 
N. Y. Without Appearing 

Many of the theatrical fraternity 
could not understand the presence 
in New York last week of Harry 
Weldon, the noted English enter- 
tainer. Mr. Weldon sailed Satur- 
day on the "Berengarla." He came 
to New York from a most suc- 
cessful tour of Australia, on his way 
home. It was his first visit In the 
initial American city. 

Mr. Weldon said He had no In- 
tention of making a professional 
appearance, but might consider one 
for the future, if the contractual 
terms are agreeable. He is a hlgh- 
salaried artist In England among 
the top-Unera 

New York vaudeville agents have 
vainly tried for five years to induce 
Mr. Weldon to play here. He is said 
to be contracted for a considerable 
time ahead over there. M. S. Bent- 
ham has been one of the agents 
trying to sign Weldon to a big 
time contract and Mr. Bentham had 
a conference with the English star 
during his short stay. 

Hilda Gilder an English single, 
though an American and first pub- 
licly playing in New York, also 
came to New York On her way to 
London from Sydney. Miss Glider 
likewise sailed on the "Berengarla." 

It Is seven years since Miss 
Glider went to England, where she 
has established herself in a single 
turn. 



London, March t. 

Vincent Lopez may play here for 
a period of six weeks, starting ia 
June with a band of 16 pie«es. 

Negotiations are now on to secure 
the Lopez unit for the new Capitol 
theatre (films) and the dance club 
In the basement of the building. 
The salary question is taken care of 
by both the theatre and the dance 
club Jointly assuming the over- 
head with each paying half of the 
traveling expenses. 

The Board of Trade has given 
permission for Lopez to play here 
for the six weeks, but sets that 
period as a limit and stipulates 
that the band cannot accept any 
private engagements. 



<- Vincent Lopez and his augmented 
orchestra of IS open March 9 at the 
Albee, Brooklyn. N. Y., instead of 
the Palace, New York, with the lat- 
ter to follow March K. The band 
will stay at the Palace at least two 
weeks with the possibility of three 
or four. When It hits the Hip, New 
York, it wiU double with other Keith 
houses in conjunction with that 
date. The act figure is set at $3,000 
weekly. 



Barrymore May Move and 
Extend "Hamlet*' Sojourn 

London, March S. 

There is possibility that John 
Barrymore's "Hamlet" engagement 
will be prolonged, filthough should 
the extension take place it will hap- 
PMt at some other theatre than the 
Haymarket and without Fay Comp- 
ton as "Ophelia." Barrymore opened 
at the Haymarket Feb. 1» for a 
limited six weeks' run with the 
house sold out for that period. 

The reason for Miss Compton's 
withdrawal Is that she is scheduled 
to succeed "Hamlet" at the 
Haymarket in the Milne play, 
"Ariadne."' 



Helen Trix's Own Revue, 
With Helen's Capital 

London, March t. 

Helen Trix is preparing her own 
revue in collaboration with Les 
Copeland. Copeland has been In 
Paris for some time, playing a 
cabaret there. At present he is not 
appearing. Copeland composes, be- 
sides singing blues songs and play- 
ing the piano. 

Mlsa Trix and her sistsr. Jose- 
phine, will star in the revue, to be 
first produced in London. While It 
is reported Helen will maka the 
production herself, it Is also ru- 
mored she has found backing for 
the venture from outslds of th« 
show business. 



Converting Cabaret 

Into Ice Rink 

London, March t. 

Jack Haskell ia sailing on the 
AqulUnia tomorrow (Wednesday) 
to engage American ice skaters for 
Che Grafton Gallsries (exclusive 
cabaret). 

It will h& converted into an Ice 
rink at a cost ot $160,000. 

Haskell will stage an loe ballet 
and manage the entire enterprise. 

The Mayfair Club. In the Graf- 
ton building, will resume as a 
cabaret. 



"BAHBOULA" OFENS MARCH 8 

London, March $• 
"Bamboula" has finally been 
designated a house. 

It will go into His Majesty's 
March IS with the staging by Wil- 
liam Wilson. 



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Revue Twice Nightly at Oxford 
London, March I. 

"Kahkl," an average touring re- 
vue, opened at the Oxford, yester- 
ilay, playing on u polic> of twice 
nightly performances. 



"Boodle" Possibility for Empire 
London, March i. 

Negotiations are on to have Jack 
Buchanan and his company, play- 
ing "Boodle," to open at the Em- 
pire very shortly. 



BRITISH PARLIAMENT PROBABLY PASSING 

BILL TO PROTEQ ENGLISH ACTORS 

London, Feb. 80. 

After several years, during which a bill has been twice intro- 
duectl into parliament for the registration of theatrical employers, 
there seems at last a chance of success. The bill, which 4ias been 
twice before the House, was the variety artists federation registra- 
tion of the.itrlcal employers (No. 1) bill. 

This was practically in the form of a similar motion drafted by 
the Entertainments National Industrial Council. The present act 
is being presented by a committee consisting of members of the 
Society of West End Managers, Theatrical Managers' Association. 
Association of Touring Managers, and the Entertainments Protec- 
tion Association. This latter organization Include* members look- 
ing after the welfare of artists. 

The supposed bill finds favor In the eyes of the home secre- 
tary (Sir William Joynsin-Hlcks) and it is openly against all 
bogus and fraudulent persons who call themselves theatrical man- 
agers or agents. 

The home secretary suggests immediate steps be taken to put it 
forward as a private member's measure, and If It reaches a second 
reading the bill will be referred to a select committee. It Is hoped 
Sir Walter de Freece and the Rt. Hon. C. W. Bowerman, a friend 
of the profession, will bring it before the Commons and secure its 
support. 

The meaning of the term theatrical employer refers to any person 
including partnerships and corporations who by himself or through 
an agent engages or employs at any time three or more theatrical 
employes. The act will nbt apply to i>er8ons holding licenses for 
dramatic production, music, dancing, or cinemas, from the usual 
licensing authority. This obviously applies to the owners or man- 
agers of buildings. 

One of the great things tbls will do will be to put a stop to the 
prevailing habit of a certain type of manager who is forever getting 
new capital, going broke, and getting capital again for a pew com- 
pany. Concerns the artists find great difllculty In touching as the 
"company" is the employer and the general manager or whoever 
they thought rctiponsible turns out to be only, like themselves a 
paid employe, a thlni, the world is invariably ignorant of until the 
crash comes. Nor will the act apply to people engaging artists for 
charity shows. 

The "artist" will be definitely defined as a "theatrical performer" 
and the definition includes any acrobat, singer, dancer, or other per- 
son engaged to'act, sing, dance, play, or perform in any theatre, 
music hall, or other place of public entertainment or to rehearse 
with a view of so doing, as well as any person employed to take 
part in the representation of any play, act, event or scene being 
photographed or otherwise recorded as a picture or pictures or other 
optical efTect suitable or Intended for being exhibited by means of 
a cinematograph or similar apparatus. The term "theatrical em- 
ploye" shall also include "crowds" and chorus. By this it will be 
seen 'the up-to-now defenceless picture "extra" will be (Iren a 
protection long needed. There will also be no further legal argu- 
ments as to whether a "chorus g(rl is an artist" which up to now 
have proved a lucrative medium for the wasting of time in courts 
of law. 

Offenses under the act include: Absconding wtUi intent to defraud 
or to avoid the payment of wages, salary or other fees dua. Re- 
currently falling to pay salaries, wages, remuneration, or travel- 
ing expenses; acting, as or purporting to be or holding out or 
carrying on the business of a theatrical employer either without 
being registered or after his certificate of registration has been can- 
celed by the ord»r of the court. 

The punlshm<;nt for such offenses includes fines for eabh offense 
up to $2S0 with or without a term of Imprisonment up to six months. 
Convicted persons can be ordered to pay full costs and the con- 
victing court can issue a declaration th^t the convictsd person is 
unfit to be a theatr]c{fl employer, certificates can l>e canceled or 
suspended. 

The passing of such an act would practically mean very much 
to the show world what Magna Charta did to the early British— 
there being a great resemblance in some managers and their satel- 
lites to King John and some of his barons while the "performer" 
stands for the down- trodden lower classes. 



DEATHS ABROAD 



Paris, Feb. 31. 

Aristide Brusnt, former popular 
Montmartre chansonnler, died Feb. 
11, pneumonia, aged 7t. 

Edgar Oemange, French lawyer 
and orator, died of heart disease, 
aged 84. He defended Captain 
Dreyfus at the famous trials in 
1880 and 1894. 

Jean Qiavira, vaudeville artiste, 
died at Dakar (Senegal), aged 41. 



AUCE LLOTD OH WAY HOME 

London, March t. 

Alice Lloyd is believed to be on 
her way bome from South Africa. 

It is a year since Miss Llyod letft 
here to tour Australia. Due to her 
bit there, she engaged for the South 
African houses. 

Miss Lloyd's two daughters Joined 
her at Cape Town, cabled for by 
their mother. 



PRINCES FLOOB SHOW 

London, March S. 
The new floor *how at the Prin- 
ces restaurant, staged by Percy 
Athos, was noisily acclaimed upon 
its opening. 

The entertainment is particularly 
noteworthy for Its costuming and 
the effective lighting. 



INDEX 



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GLASGOW LIKES "NANETTE" 

London, March S. 

Reports from Glasgow, Scotland, 
indicate that "No, No, Nanette," 
produf'erf there Feb. 23, is scoring a 
tremendous success. 

"Nanette ' Is due to open here at 
the Palare. March 11. 



Of Pages in This Issus 

Miscellaneous 1 

Legislative 2 

Foreign 3 

Vsudevills 4-9 

Burlesque 16 

Legitimste 17-24 

Legitimate ' Reviews 23 

Sports 49 

Pictures 26-39 

Picture Reviews 36-39 

Presentations 35 

Film House Reviews 39-36 

Musio 40-4S 

Radio 40 

Little Thestrfs 22 

Csbaret 49 

Disk Reviews 41-44 

Band Routes 42-48-49 

Organists 43-4S-91 

Stoeka 24 

Times Squars 11 

Nsws of Dailiss 80 

Opera and Cenosrt 9 

Outdoors 4«'47-4t 

Inside Stuff— Lsait 17-24 

- « — Vaudsvilk.. If 

" " — Pictura. ... 84 

Vaudeville Show RoviavM It 

Circus 4i 

Burlssque Rouist 1S-K 

New Act RsvlsvM........ It 

Bills Next Ws«k ^.M-11 

Obituary 41 

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VAUDEVILLE 



' Wednesday. March 4, 1925 



1 

BIG TIME'S 

ABOUT FACE 

ON RADIO 



TOM McKAY ALLEGED ORIGMAL 
OF CHARUE CHAPLIN'S MAKE-UP 



"Living Image" Brought Into Amador Suit in Los 
Angeles — Chaplin Denies Knowing McKay — 
"Old Pal, Charlie/' Autographed Picture 



Los Angeles, Mar6h 3. 

The right of Charles Amador to 
call himself Charles Aplin and pre- 
sent a screen character in flima 
that closely resembles the work of 
Charles Chaplin Is being thrashed 
out here in Judge Hudner's court 
following a suit for an injunction 
flied by Chaplin. 

F. M. Sariford, producer of the 
pictures in which Amador was 
starred as "Charles Aplin," has been 
accused of being a "pirate" and to 
have infringed on the names of sev- 
eral prominent screen players. 

During the course of the hear- 
ing Chaplin appeared in person as 
a vitnesa. 

Much testimony has been Intro- 
duced anent Chaplin's pants. Li. G. 
Marriott, who qualified as witness 
because of the fact that from 190S 
to 1913 he was engaged as a "film 
viewer" In England, and during 
that time viewed an average of 100 
pictures a we^k. said: 

"It's the hang of the thing. I 
don't know just how he does it. but 
he gathers them in front somehow 
as if they were hanging from a 
string. Nobody else does it Just 
that way." 

Marriott also testified that al- 
though he bad seen scores of screen 
comedians and many vaudeville ac- 
tors, he had never before the ad- 
vent of Chaplin seen any one using 
the entire Chaplin makeup and 
character. 

Amador was called to the stand 
nnd testified concerning his rise 
from a picture operator to a screen 
actor. 

•^ worked as an operator from 
1909 to 1915," Amador said. "I be- 
lieve I first saw ChArltn in films In 
1916." He denied Imitating Chap- 
lin by wearing baggy trousers, 
derby and carrying a cane. His ex- 
planation was: 

"I was not imitating Chaplin any 
more than numerous other actors 
who were using similar wardrobes. 
Under my first contract with San- 
ford I was to use the name Charles 
Aplin. It was Mr. Sanford'a idea 
to use this name, but I consented 
to it. I received $75 a week and 10 
per cent, of the returns from the 
pictures." 

Sanford admitted on the stand, 
under crosa examination, to having 
seen Chaplin on the screen in his 
characteristic makeup about seven 
" yeara ago, apd that he afterward 
produced films with Billie West and 
Inter with Amador using a similar 
makeup. 

Surprise for Chaplin 
, A .surprise was sprung on Chap- 
lin by Amador's attorneys when 
they called him to the stand and 
asked him to look at a living image 
of the Charlie Chaplin character- 
ization and see if he recognized who 
it was. This person was seated in 
the spectators' section of the court- 
room and as the question was fin- 
ished walked to the front. Chap- 
lin looked at him for a moment and 
then said he had no knowledge of 
having ever seen him before. 

The attorney then said, "Do you 
know Tom McKay?" The reply 
was In the negative. When further 
pressed, Chaplin stated that if he 
had known McKay in the past he 
had forgotten him. 

The attorneys explained to the 
court that McKay and Chaplin had 
known each other before Chaplin 
became famous on the screen; that 
McKay had used the Chaplin make- 
up long before Chaplin adopted it, 
and that McKay had been the in- 
spiration of Chaplin's characterisa- 
tion, pX .a time when both were 
members of the Kred Karno vaude- 
ville act. '.'A Night In An English 
Music Hall." 

In eiupport of Ih's contention the 
defense exhibited a photograph of 
Cbapllo. . alone, nnde years ago, 
which they said Chaplin had sent 
McKay. On the picture, which 
Fhowed Chaplin wearing the old- 
fa<!hioned Windsor tie, was ncrawlei 
"From your Old Pal, Charlie." It 
was also asserted that Chaplin had 
taken the idea of his character 
from McKay, who had really cre- 
ated It in the Karno act. 

Then the attorneys assumed a 
"Terent method of proceedurc by 
endeavoring to g.> Into Chaplin's 
private life nnd asl;li.g him If he 



did not think that escapades In 
which an actor might indulge would 
Injure his reputation with the pub- 
lic and lessen hia popularity. Judge 
Hudner ruled that this was not ad- 
missible. 



NEW ACT HAS 

ALL BOOKINGS 

CANCELLED 



Muldoon, Franklin ft Sar- 

anoff Dropped Frona 

Ml Vetaon Bill 



For the first time on record an 
act was cancelled at t>roctor'8 Mt. 
Vernon, N. Y., when Muldoon, 
Franklin and Saranoff were dropped 
afto the Monday night pe. .'jrm- 
ance, Feb. 24. All further Keith - 
Albee bookings were withdrawn by 
that circuit. 

The cancellations followed the 
appearance of Johnny Mifldoon. the 
dancer in the act. after he had 
misaed the matinee. Franklin and 
Saranoff had gone on in the after- 
noon without the absentee, who was 
reported a« ill. following a phone 
call from hia alleged brother who 
said Muldoon was suffering from 
"hemorrhages of the nose," and the 
act cut to 10 minutea instead of 20, 
Saranoff explaining to the audience 
Muldooq was sick. A few minutes 
later Bffuldoon arrived in a taxi, the 
driver of which ckiimed Muldoon 
refused to pay his bill and was In 
no condition to listen to argument. 
House attaches paid the fare and 
con\-eyed him to a local hotel where 
he was put to bed under the watch- 
ful eye of the carpenter carried by 
the act. 

Muldoon was able to go on for 
the night show but wais reported as 
Iso shaky he was forced to cut hia 
most important dance. He also 
mi.ssed catching Miss Franklin in 
another dance and had to eliminate 
the Spins in a Russian number. 

Following the cancellation Blo.s- 
som and Hig|dns stepped into the 
vacahcy. Th^ Muldoon. Franklin 
find Saranoff turn is a new combi- 
nation in an act owned and pro- 
duced by Irving Tatea, Loew agent. 
and Irving TIshman. 

Saranoff is the violinist, last seen 
in vaudeville in a musical and sing- 
ing turn with Tvette. 

The Incident marks the first can- 
cellation following the recent drive 
of the Keith-Albee Circuit to dis- 
cipline acts who deliberately miss 
shows for causes within their con- 
trol. 



CAUF. Boosins 



Lioa Angtltm, llarefc t. 

G«org« Sackett, manager of the 
Orpheum. and Jamea B. McKowen, 
manager of th« Hillatr««t, have ke- 
oome real Loa Angtiaa booetan, 
though neitbar la a native son. They 
are sending out greetings to acta 
scheduled to play their respective^ 
houses about two weeka before the 
acts are due hare. 

The greetings are in the form of a 
letter giving the location of their 
respective theatres; names of the 
transfer companies; time of rehear- 
sals; names of an the heads of de- 
partments and a traveler's blue 
book, which gives Information re- 
garding alghta and points In Cali- 
fornia. 

The letter alao ' lUggeata tHat if 
the managers can be of aervice to 
the performera during their atay ao- 
cially or in a buaineas way they are 
to be command^. 



"A HORSEMEN" IN VAUDE 



Notra Dame's Demen Baekfield As 

., -j;.-: Act — Open in May ■•..'* - 



Chicago. March S. 

Elmer Ljiyden, Harry Stuhl- 
dreher. Don Miller and Jim Crowley, 
commonly termed football's "Four 
Horsemen," will make their vaude- 
ville debut in May via western 
vaadevUle. 

E^ujKeough is responsible for re- 
crulMe the Notre Dame gridiron 
battlmrs as an act. vhich will be a 
singing; dancing and musical turn. 

Jinuey Counaebnan, of Washing- 
ton University. St. Louis, another 
moleskin luminary, will make the 
act a quintet. 



A. & H. Adds 31/2 Weeks 

Los Angeles, March 3. 

Three and a half weeks of vaude- 
ville dates, mostly in Wisconsin, 
have been added to the Ackerman 
& Harris circuit according to G. 
W. R^tcllffe, local manager of the 
circuit, who has Just returned from 
sui eight-week trip over the terri- 
tory extending between the Pacific 
Coast and Chicago. 

The new dates are mostly three- 
diy stands. 

Fairyland, combination vaudeville 
and picture house, at Long Beach, 
Cal., recently erected at a cost of 
$300,000 and seating 1,350, will open 
on March 15. Five acts are to be 
used on a split week bill. 

Ackerman A. Harris are booking 
the house. 



Dancer Tries Suicide 

San Francisco, March 3. 

Jijan Llewelyn, 24, who - claims 
whe is the daughter of a Turkisti 
Princess and a member of the 
British aristocracy, made a suicide 
attempt in n apartment at 444 
Larkin street. 

After the loss of her parents and 
their possessions in the World War 
the girl took up a career as a 
dancer and had fullowcU this until 
a year ago when she was hurt in 
an automobile accident. 

Itecently her compcn.sation pay- 
ments given her at the time of the 
accident had been discontinued and 
this, with other bad luok. drove the 
girl to an attempt on her life. 



"PAYS TO ADVERTISE" SKIT 

A vauilovllle version of Uoi Coop- 
er Mesirue and Walter Ilacketl's 
"It Pays to Advertise" is to be pro- 
duced by Lewis & Uordon, with 
Grant Mitchell in the lead. 

Howard Lindsay is tnalilng the 
'rondeiisation. . ,. . .J_. . .. , 



Jean Havez' Estate 

Los Angeles, March 3. 

Application for letters of ad- 
ministration to the estate of Jean 
Havez, who died recently, has been 
made by his widow. Mrs. Ebba A. 
Havez. 

Havez left no will. His property 
is described as consisting of per- 
sonal effects said to be worth $1,SOO 
and real estate valued at $18,500. 



$3,S00,(m Home 



It is estimated that wlien 
the Percy O. Williams Home 
for indigent professionals. . At 
Islip, L. L, receives its share 
of the late showman's estate, 
theliome will be foimded bjr a 
bequest of fS, 500,000. 

William Grossman, of- the 
trustees of the WitUaois* 
Estate, has incorporated the 
Percy O. Williams Home. 
Shortly, at Mr. Grossman's 
Instigation, a bill will be pre- 
sented before the Albany, N. 
T., Legislature .to grant the 
home a legislative charter un- 
der which it will have a wider 
scope In Its Intended ohar- 
itablaneas. 

Durin« the lifetime of Mrs. 
Williams, as the will of her 
husband provides, the estate 
will be held intact with one- 
half of the income accruing to 
the home. Mrs. Williams is a 
confirmed invalid. 

The surviving son, Harold 
Willlama. ha^ been provided 
for In his father's will during 
his lifetime. 



COLORED SHOW 
AT$2jOO WEEKLY 



Cabaret Troupe of 23 

From Connie's Inn 

as Act 



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Recent Bodcing of 'Radio' 

AcU Upsets Bookers' 

Box Office Theory 



Bookers of the Keith-AIbee the- 
atres have been offered the Connie's 
Inn Revue (colored floor show) and 
Leroy Smith's band as a special 
vaudeville feature. The price asked 
is $2,500 weekly 

The revne, with chorus and prin- 
cipals, niunbers 23, while Smith's 
band has 11 musicians. 

George and Connie Immelman 
(white) are brothers, with Connie, 
perhaps, the best known of the boys 
in the Harlem district. The inn is 
at 131st street and 7th avenue. 

The revue was given special 
booking at Hurtig A Seamen's 126th 
street burlesque bouse, and bus- 
iness took a decided Jump, equaling 
the house's record. 



$75 I*OB TEAGHINO TRICKS 

Los Angeles, March S. 

Claiming that he taught "Man- 
teck," a stage horse, tricks so that 
Ruth Mix, daughter of Tom Mix, 
could appear in vaudeville and 'that 
itm had not been reimburesd for 
his services, J. L. Treesch, an ani- 
mal trainer, filed claims against 
Mrs. Tom Mix, first wife of the pic- 
ture star, for $75 wages. 

Mrs. Mix will appear before 
Deputy Labor Commissioner Lowy 
to give her side of the story. 




PEKT KELTON 

Keith's ipalace, N. Y.. April C— E. F'. Albee, Brooklyu, April 13. 

WARNING!! I BUSINIilSS OF SWAYING OLIO DROP IN MY ACT 
H l-LY PROTECTED. 

Much appreciation to McCormack and Regay for some splendid sug- 

gCMlOOS. ... 

Direction MAX E. HAYES • fi' < 



The big time theatres are begin* 
nlng to cash in on radio reputations ' 
and have executed an about face oa 
the former theory that radio popu« 
larity doesn't help at the boxofiice. 

The recent bookings at ^he Palace^ 
New Yorlc. of Harry Richman and 
his Club Richman entertainers wltlu 
the Eddie Blkins Band. Ben Bernie 
and Band, the coming engagement 
of Vincent Lopes and Band, all 
active radio favorites, has convinced 
the vaudeville people that in some 
Instances the broadcasting may work 
the other way and help at the gate. 

The appearance of George Im- 
merman's Connie's Inn artists and 
the Leroy ENnlth Band at Hurtig 
and Seamon's 126th Street, where 
they augmented a hurlesque show. 
Jumped the gross almost to a tie 
with the house record. The colored 
artists have been broadcasting 
nightly over WFBH and have 
achieved unusual ether popularity. 

Richman^ Return Date '.j 

Richman Is reported to have pulled" 
business at the Palace and has been 
booked for a return engagement. 
Of the radio artists mentioned, 
eleven have refrained from broad- 
casting while playing Keith book- 
ings, a clause in the Keith-Albee 
contract forbidding it. but it la un- 
derstood the Orpl^eum Circuit, after 
booking Harry Snodgrasa. the 
Leavenworth Prison radio pianist, 
at $1,000 weelUy are now preparing 
to allow Snodgrass to lay off period- 
ically 80 he can broadcast. >, 

Some of the veteran vaudeville i 
showmen explain the newer atti-, I 
tude jis the result of careful in» 
vestigation of radio programs dar« j 
ing the past season. Following the ^ 
first fiurry of alarm, the vaudeville 
people began analyzing the reactions 
to the air concerts and decided that 
with the mediocre programs given 
by radio the theatres were in no 
immediate danger. 

On the other band, 'it is reported- 
the Keith eastern bookers turned 
down Snodgra%s as an attraction, 
claiming his popularity war a ficti- 
tious one and purely radio. He has. 
been breaking house records on the 
Orpheum Circuit is the West, wher* 
he Is widely known. 

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THEATRE FELT QUAKE 



Near Panic at Lincoln, BlooJn» 
field, N. J. 



Newark, N*. J., ^arch 3, ' 
"The earthquake caused no trouble' 
in Newark theatres. In some part8< 
of tbe city it was not noticed at. 
all. There was a panic in the. 
Lincoln. Bloomfleld, N. J. Some 
man yelled that ^he theatre was 
collapsing. An audience of l,00a 
rushed for the doors. No one was, 
reported as hurt but the police 
closed the house for the night. 



Youngster for Pictures ' 
^^ Graduating High Scale, 

, Mickey Bennet has been nlgnfd. 
for five years by Sam GoUlwyn at 
a graduating salary. The child-, 
phenom receives $500 the first year, 
$750 t)ie second and $1,000 weekly<< 
for the balance of the contract. 

Mickey was signed folIowInK an 
ai)pearonce at the Franklin, NeWi 
Vork. where he was appearing for^ 
the Keith-Albee Circuit. A jeprat' 
seiUative of Sam Oold.wyn cuughti: 
Mickey In the vaudeville Itousc. .. * 

The youngster left for. the o<ja<»W 
last Tuesday to begin wnvk oii.hlSit 
first GoMwyn. ..'«( 

Bennet has been pljiyint? vaudc^j. 
ville in :!. .skit by Ted McLean. ^t 



McKclIar'» "Jay Driver" v^ 

Helen McKellar is »o(»i: to make 
her vaudeville debut In "Tlfe .Iny 
Driver." by Edwin Btiike, now in 
rehearsal, under the direction of 
Lewis A Gordon. 

George McFarlane and Le.«llo 
Adams appear in support. 



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• WedRe*<'>y> March 4, 1925 



VAUDEVJLLE 



VARIETY 




CHANGES ACT-BOOKING 



rOUNGEII STAFF 
MEN STEP INTO 




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«Trio of Ted Lauder, Mark 

[\ Luescfac^ and Eddie Dar- 

!«| line Will Set Salary for 

New Acts, Giving Imme- 
|:" diate Action — Special De- 
^^"^ apartment Created to As- 
i' - sist Acts at Expense of 

Circuit — Senator Henf>y 

Walter* ip Charge of 

r Realty Operation* for the 

i. Keith - Albee Theatres — 

^. Eddie Darling Supreme 

Head of Booking System 



ALBEE-MURDOCK LET UP 



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A erignntic leorganizatiott of per- 
Boitiiel and l>ookinK systems hus just 
been wortted out by the Kelth-Albee 
Circuit. It will have a revolution- 
ary effect on all future bookings. 

lender the new system Eddie 
Parting will be the booking head of 
the entire circuit but will not handle 
a book, relegating the booking of 
the Palace. New York; Albee, 
Brooklyn, and other former Darling- 
booked houses to assistants, to cn- 
kble him to act as general super- 
vising booker of the entire system. 
Darling will also decide upon the 
costs of the shows and other ex- 
ecutive details. 

. Ted Lauder, Darling, and possibly 
Slark Liuescher, Keith's . publicity 
agent and director of the Hippo- 
drome, will be a committee of three 
empowered to set salaries on acts. 
C. Deyton Wegefartfi will head a 
Hew department, the duties of which 
will be the||nsp«ctlon* of bills all 
over the circuit' and the exploita- 
tion of acts needing production or 
ausmentation. 

The net* order will enable E. F. 
Albee, head of the circuit, and J. i. 
Murdock, general manager, to de- 
vote their time to executive mat- 
ters only, and will give the younger 
members of the Keith-Albee atafC 
an opportunity to run the booking 
end of the business along the new 
lines. 

Keith's general manager has been 
investigating intensively for the 
past two months, meanwhile allow • 
ing his assistant. Major Leslie 
Thompson, more leeway In the ad- 
ministering of the routine duties of 
his department. 

Others Af'octed 

Others affected by the shift of 
duties and new booking scheme will 
be Senator Henry Walters, -who will 
continue to devote his time to legal 
matters, but will also handle real 
estate operations, including the lo- 
cation and legal angles of new the- 
"atre construction. 

One of the most important angles 
to artists in the announcement is 
the method for setting the salary of 
aots which will do away with the 
present practice. In future new acta 
and acts desiring a showing will be 
booked Into houses included in a 
apecial department now being cre- 
ated. The act, while playing, will 
be paiised upon by Darling, Lauder 
and Luescher, with the triumvirate 
immediately accepting or rejecting 
and setting a value or salary upon 
its services. This will eliminate 
one of the chief sources of com- 
plaint from new acts anent playing 
eight or more metropolitan houses 
at cut salary during the "showing" 
i>eriod without having a salary set. 
Aiding Acta 

▲iiother important angle will be 
the ■ special (Contract department 
uudej: Wegefarth, which will recom- 
mend certain changes in material, 
construction or production of acts 
when needed. Unlike fornieejex- 
perin-entB. from now on the Keith- 
AiUee Circuit will bear the expense 
' (Conlinvied on ]*a!ie 83) : ■ . t 



"NAMES" IN MIAMI 
AT ANY PRICE 



> Miami, March 8. 

Practically any musical star 
or dMicer with a ""name" can 
secure bookings here for the 
asking. The more notable^ they 
are the easier the engagement. 
Price is no object' this season, 
the realty boys and the "heayy 
sugar" vacationists cinching 
the overhead for the enter- 
tainment before the places 
open their doors^ 

Last week a local cafe wired 
its Chicago hooking represent- 
ative to send them a "name'' 
attraction witli tlie salary sec- 
ondary. 

The tourist trade still U tre- 
mendous for this time of the 
season. There never has been 
a season like tlUs. Hotel res- 
ervations -in Miami or Miami 
Beach are at a (M'emium, while 
Havana complains of a deartli 
of tourist travel. 



UZaE" MEANT 

WOMAN TO 

PANTAGES 



George Yeoman in Jam 

Through Billing— Used 

It for 15 Years 



:■ Los Angeles, March 3. 

Alexander Panlages just cannot 
keep from jamming himself with 
actors playing his circuit. His 
last one was with George Yoenlan's 
appearing as Yoeman and "Lizzie ' 
on the circuit until a week ago. 

Yoeman had a 14-week and op- 
tional service contract with Pan- 
tages and played the route as far 
as San Francisco wben the head 
of the circuit saw the act. There 
were some 19 people, it Is said, in 
the audience at the time Pantages 
saw the act. « According to reporta, 
he was disappointed in not seeing 
a woman in the act with Yoeman. 

It Is aald Pantages aent for the 
actor and told him that he waa un- 
der the impression that "Lizzie" 
was a woman carrieC In the act. 
Yoeman informed him that he had 
been playing his act for 15 years 
and that all of the managers knew 
that "Lizzie" was spurious and 
simply a "gag" for his iype of turn. 

Pantages returned* to Los Angeles 
that night. At the end of the week, 
the house manager informed Yoe- 
man he was not t3 go to Los 
Angeles with the road show the next 
week but was slated to play Long 
Beach which would skip Los 
Angeles and San Diego. Yoeman 
protested and was instructed to see 
Pantages fn Loa Ang'les. This he 
did and waa told that Long Beach 
was the place be would play. 
Rather than airgike at the time with 
the head of the circuit. Yoeman 
went to Long Be."xh and opened his 
engagement. The following day he 
came to Los Angeles and called 
upon Pantages and asked him to 
give him a release from the optional 
portion of the continuance of the 
conaract. 

At first Pantages balked but 
Anally was persuaded by the actor 
to sign the release. After the re- 
lease had been signed Pantages told 
Yoeman he would like him to play 
Loa Angeles anyway and that he 
would also arrange a few dates to 
break lila Jump east. Yoeman 
thou^t that it would not be a bad 
idea and when be anished Long 
Beach was ready to .iccept the date. 
Then it Is said Pantages made him- 
self scarce '^o far as Yoeman was 
concerned and after the actor had 
remained around for five days after 
concluding his engagenient at Long 
Beach and could get no word from 
Pantages as to hla future, he left 
for Chtcagro, •■!' .v< 



GPAGRAirS 
HOOOAWEEK 



Competition in Miami- 
Hotel Fleetwood Wins 



Miami, March 3. 

The local battle over the services 
of Gilda Gray finally has been con- 
cluded with the Fleetwood Hotel, 
tlie magnificent structure on Miami 
Beach, the victor and obtaining the 
dancing star as the shining light of 
the entertainment that la to be of- 
fered on the- new rojf garden open- 
ing tomorrow night. 

Both the Hollywood and the Coral 
Gables developments were bidding 
for her In addition to the hoteL 

At the former Glida Gray and her 
sextet of dancing gtrls appeared for 
nine weeks at the Golf and Country 
Club and attracted a whale of a 
business. She was originally signed 
for five weeks, and then the engage- 
ment was extended tour additional 
weeks. 

Tomorrow night at the Fleetwood 
there is to be an Inaugural Ball 
which is to mark the height of the 
local season. In addition to mark- 
ing the inauguration of President 
Coolidge, It will likewise mark the 
Inauguration of the ball room atop 
the hotel. Gilda's salary Is said 
to be 14,000 weekly for the two 
weeks here. 

As soon as the fortnight at the 
Fleetwood Is completed, the star 



will start on a tour of the Famous 
Players' theatres, opening a new 
house for the organization at Char- 
lotte, N. C, following which she Is 
to work her way to Los Angeles In 
the theatres controlled by this cor- 
poration. 

The melodrama, "A Little Girl In 
a Big City," which waa one of the 
popular -priced hits of latter days 
in the field where thrillers once 
abounded, has been secured by the 
Delbert Production through Jay 
Packard, and will be directed by 
Burton King. The picture Is to be 
a release in the Independent market. 
"The same organisation has also se- 
cured "Tlie Police Patrol." 



REV. JANE PRIEST IN C.S. 



A visit to New York of Janet 
Priest, a former child prodigy and 
later a single In vaudeville, disclosed 
that she had been consecrated as a 
minister In the Christian Science 
Church, entitled to preach anywhere. 
She has been assigned a church In 
Boston as "Rev. Jane Priest." 

Miss Priest left the profession 
when she married a wealthy young 
Philadelphian, whom she divorced 
and remarried and redtvorced, 
charging drunkness. She took up 
Christian Science In the hope of re- 
forming her husband. It waa futile 
in that missk>n, but she ciyitinued 
and became a healer, recently gqlng 
further and being ordained a min- 
ister. 



Loew's Next Dividend 
Loew's, Inc., has declared its 
quarterly dividend of SO cents a 
share, payable March 31 to stock- 
holders of record on March 14. 



Theatrical. Cross- Word Puzzle 

Composed for Variety by ED. LOWRY 




HORIZONTAL 

1— A kind of nght. 

3— Actora do Tt but seldom sdmit 
it. 

A — Recaptures. 

»— Ws fst it in Moatrasl. 

ft— Ths actoKs bible. 
12—4 ehows daily. 
1ft— A fruit (respenaible fer the 
meat famous Joke in shew 
business. 
17— What Joe Miller wss. 
1ft— A Joint. 

It — Person we speak sf most. 
20— Ws leva to collect it. 
21— Msites great highballs. 
23— Great Northern Limitsd. 



26— Actora brafl of it (plenty in 

Herron). 
26 — Many are stolen. 

VERTICAL 

2 — A aailor. 

3 — Agent'a commiaaion. 

6 — Bad wmy to go on atage 

7 — fnertness. 

8 — An actor who atasia msterisl. 

9— It leada to stage entrance. 
10— A priokle. 
11— A rube. 
13 — Oregon, Pacific and Northern 

(abbr.). 
15 — To know (Scot). 
22 — If we don't work — we don't— 
23 — Dialog (slang). 



24 — Southern State (abbr.). 

Senator Murphy's Puzzle 

Varlety'a first cross-word puzzle has brouglit 11 answers dnd one 
squawk to date from the riddle deflers. ^ 

Postal regulations demand that in case of s^ tie In a prize-giving 
contest, the winners must each be awarded the equivalent ot first 
prize, in thia case two 2-year aubscriptions. Figuring that the prize 
offered would be enough to keep the puzzle demons off thia one and 
Variety would be "In" oo Senator Francis Murphy's donation for 
his brainchild, Murphy'a ace In the hole aeema to have been that 
he made the puzzle auch a pushover that almost all the answers 
are hitting it on the nose. If any more come In It looks as If 
Variety's entire circulation will be donated to p.iylng off the syn- 
onym fiends for the next two years. 

The only laugh (sarcastic) to date, from this end. In that the 
registered "squawk" came In minus any attempt at a solution and 
to the efr;;t that the Senator had made it too tougfi. 

This week's puzzle, submitted by Kd Lowry, has no prize tag line 
and runs slntply as a possible filler tn a stage wait. 



RED MUSTACHE 
UNEXPLAINED 
BYSIRMG. 



Admits Mrs. Howard 

Dyed His Hair, but Mus* 

tache Came Naturally 



Sir Jos. Ginzburg hung around 
Variety's office for four hours Mon- 
day morning, trying to get aome- 
one to listen to him tell how Willie 
Howard bad said a Variety man 
had a grouch against him. Sir 
Joe called it "professional Jealousy*.' 
and "denounced" it. 

When Sir Joe got the ear of a 
sympathetic admirer the titled one 
denied he had ever ridden on a 
street car aa Variety related laat 
week. Sir Joe went quite far up- 
atage in apeaking ot atreet cara. 
He said that he bad always ridden 
In taxla and once — once only — had 
paid as high aa SOc for a taxi ride. 

Another aquawk let looae by the 
world's leading entertainer waa that 
he had sent a wire of congratula- 
tion to WUlie Howard when Willie 
opened in "Sky High" and that he 
had prepaid the wire, amounting 
to 12.75 In cash. .Sir Joe regretted 
he had not asked the telegraph 
company for a receipt when the 
Variety man appeared to have his 
doubts about that pVepayment. Sir 
Joe showed the original wire how- 
ever, in proof, stating Willie had 
returned it to liim as evidence. 

. Flash of New Muatache 
Suddenly the Variety feUo\r 
caught a flash' of a new mustache 
on i^ir Joe's Up. Accusing Sir Joe 
of wearing a phoney, Sir Joe al- . 
lowed the Variety fellow to try to 
pull it off. Getting that close to 
it, the Variety man noticed the 
color of the mustache waa red. Sir 
'Joe's hair* on his head is coal black 
but slightly streaked with grey at 
the sides. * 

Asked to explain how be hap- 
pened to get crossed in this man- 
ner. Sir Joe answered he never had 
been crossed by anyone exceptiog 
John McCormack, Jr., and Sir Joe 
said he did not want the name of 
John McCormack, Jr., repeated. 

Sir Joe grew indignant at tits 
suggestion at one time his head- 
hair had been red and that he 
dyed, but later confessed he had 
dyed hia hair black at the augges- 
tlon of Mrs. Willie Howard. Sir 
Joe could not recall but he thought 
Mra. Howard also had furnished 
him with the dye. From Sir Joe'a 
description the dye had come in a 
box that looked like shoe polish. 

Sir Joe Bluahaa 

Sir Joe blushed when told that 
the red mustache haa removed 2S 
years off of hla looks but grew sore 
again when ahM Informed his 
changed appearance made him look 
like a cop too short to get on the 
force. Sir Joe answered be pre- 
ferred not to si>eak ot his good 
looks but drew attention to two 
new medals he had lately received, 
one from the Masons of Hohokus. 
N. J., so Willie Howard had said. 

Asking to be excused at last. Sir 
Joe mentioned he had to compose 
another wire of congratulations as 
Willie Howard was to open again 
in "Sky High" at the Shubert thea- 
tre that night. He assured every- 
one within hearing he would again 
prepay the wire. Told that it would 
l>e cheaper to walk over and leave 
the wire at the stage door, Sir Joe 
wanted to know who thought he 
wasn't a money getter. Sir Joe 
mentioned his engagement of two 
weeks at the Columbia, New York, 
last summer, and also that Eugene 
Howard had promised to place a 
radio scene in "Sky High" In which 
(!ir Joe would be starred. 

Before leavlnc Kir Joe anxiously 
Inquired about liow many times the 
V.irl^ty man thought •'Sky High" 
ml?ht move thl.-* season and if there 
uafcii't Home way to write a tele- 
irram of copcM'MKtion co»>ting 'tws • 
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VARIETY 



VAUDEVILLE 



Wednesday, March 4, 1925 









Courtesy, 



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^" '* • ■■ February 13, *1925.' 

Mr. E. F» Albec. . .;..^ . : p/^ri I 

Palace Theatre Bl^^.j • • 
New York,' N.y.: 

\;Pear Mr. AlVeeJ: ! ""/.,.> ..-■■,••••..,> . 
.\r ^ou' receive, X Icnow, many letters tlij^uking you for the 
tMny-fine thing:s ^he managers have done for the performers. 
" Itifce! I iiitist add Jny little "thank you." 






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^ ' Wo'rds are cheapo 1 know, but what else can I otferf Thope 
'^ riie sincerity; in tlitse few lines wiM give you a happy piomejttt. 

-Tin Indianapalis I i^r^sied a niatiriei, accoutit of Illness — I was 
.V paid,' I -went on-t— but in Detroit! had to stop; woric aftcl: 
W«!<hie«day. I w&»' paid the ful^ week and shoWn courtesy, 
kitfdries^ ;artd cbn^idefatiort by ^jbtji^^^t^^ manajj^rk in Indian- 
apolis, and Detroit. \ " ; .-V 

■'< ..••••t'\ •"' ■■ \' >•• ; '•"•i'-"Ty •'■ 1<" • •■'■ •''' '■ •.».;i— . ■ ., ,' ■ ■ 

- Miv-AfW,.-w«'^Il-flecd tM Course, .but, believe 

«no»^'it was not jufet the money. The feelifig t^iat the entire 

' 0f]rtmf5atiott -was ^yilh'Yiie'm;?^ my heart 

/".j^d^jgl^e jme $i^f4ie, ' • .' '.r:.iix^:> ^' ^v*- ■] \ '^..^u,^'. '.. 

. l,jl'am,,gfaieiul-r;very graceful to the managersn-Mr. Alb^e, 
«od-aIL«they starid for. '> .. / 

In all sincerity, 

Yours, 

^ ^'-^ '":3»'"'""^ ULUAN lEiTZEi k: 



•^ -'My dear Miss; Jf eitzel ; 



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!i> February 24, mp. 



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Yours of Ffebru4ry 13th received**" It is pleasant to receive,; 
such letters. It shows that the work laid out eighC yejirs agtf^ 
to Standardize and harmonize the vaudeville business ij$;bcarr 
> ing richer fruit as each year passesr^ •'.'*>V 



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, It makes me happy to receive letters setting forth the line 
things the managers are doing, and the gracious consideration 
• f Ijp artists are extending to the manajgfers. I liave realized 
for a Iqng time wjiat it means to both the artists and nian- 
agers to receive the .kindly help and syippathy which is preva- 
lent in vaudeville today. We are all better secured in oui; 
relative positions, "and certainly morfe contented.. V' .• - 



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L«tter» <<>r the Forutfh must not •ze««d IM words In length and 
wrlttm caclustvcly to Variety. They may be on any tubjtct 
pertalnlns to the show buaioess or it« people; 

Thl* duMurtment may he used by professionals to settle n a m— , 
title* or priority on rights to bits or buslnfcs. ^.V 

This prlvUeae atust not be abused. Complaints aaalnst Variety 
or its criUc» or criticisms on either win be aa freely pubUsbed here 
as any other letters. 



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ICIaneapolls, Feb. 24. 
Editor Variety:-* 

A friend of mine, Joe Towie, is 
flat on his back and I want to tell 
my friends la tho jihow . business 
and all who are acquainted wlUi Joe 
Towie that ho may be otllaed to 



'remain at Saranac Lake for. somei 
time. ' ■ 

Please drop him a line and cheer 
him up. His addreses is 3 Forest 
Hills avenue, Northwoods Sana- 
tarl^m, Baranao Ltake, N. T. 

Th&maa Jardlne. 



HEW ACTS 

Demarest and Doll (J), musical,- 
^ Carol Kohn (4), sketch.- 

Mr. and Mrs. Hill (3). in skit. 

Danclns Milliards and ^nd (8). 

Jeanette Kippen and Band «). 

Elsie Harms and Co. (3)t Po«lh«. 

Moore and 8by (2). 

Muriel Cole (ColO; and Madison) 
and Young and band. 

Lucille Ballantlne with two boys, 
staged by Ivan TarrassofC. 
nV Berkes and Tersy (2), skit. 

Madame Pompadour (1), songs. 

Vincent Bros. (2), acrobatic. 

Ryan and O'Nein (2), songs. 

"Town Topics" («), r^ue. 

Baldwin and Moore (2). skit. 

Mark Goff and Club Miami Or- 
chestra. 

Huyler and Carmen (2), skit. 
. Clark and- Donnelly (2>r-tfkU. 
•^ Harry Meeh&n, monologlsK 

Powell Troup* W), wire liralkhig. 

Lew Hearn and Co. (3), sketch. 
'i Hayes and Keve (2), songs and 
Ranees. 
: Covan and Buffln (2), dance*. 

• Bell Bros. (4), "Night at the Cab- 
4ret." 

. Billy Sternard (1). xylophontet. 
; North and South (2). skit. 

• Keene and Barrett (2), skit. 

\ Marrone and L'Acosta (5), dances. 
t Manly and Johnson (2), whistling. 
LaSalle, Hassan and Moran (3), 
comedians. 

^ William Sully and Co. (13;, musi- 
cal phryet. 



Oalnes and Bowen (2), skit. 
>.Miuctin and Courtney (2), skit. 

"iieals," musical skit with Jack 
Comns and Frank DuFranne. 

Genaro and Joyce (2), skit 

Wilson and Hayes (2), skit. 

Bon Johns Girls (7), musical nov- 
elty, 

Bin and Blondy (2), acrobatic. 

Poppy Land Revue (4). 

Charles Foy and Co. (§), revue. 

Belle Montrose and Co. (5), re- 
vue. 

George Griffin ^d Co. (16), revue. 



-^ - / .BIKTHS - 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Althoff, Feb- 
24, St. Mary's Hospital, Passaic, N. 
J., eon. 

Mr. and Mrs. Don H. Eddy at 
their home in Hollywood, Cal., Feb. 
12, ^on, . The father la a special 
writer on pictures for the L^s An- 
kfclos >Herald-ESpAmlner," as well 
as a free-lance press agent. 
■ A son to Mrs. Sydney Rogow, 
f Louisville, Ky., Feb. 25. Mrs. 
Rogow wa* formerly of the Christy 
Sisters. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Allies. 
Detroit, Mich., daughter. 



nil AND lAfUKED 

"l>ick Donald, promoter Lyceum 
Chib, Los AngeJes, was severely In- 
jured in an auto accident last week 
near San Jose, CaL 

lieo Nadel, , Nadel Orchestras, 
Chicago, iU with influenaa. 

Paul Mix, cowboy (vaudeville), 
ill Jn the Alezian Brothers Hospi- 
tU, Chi^o. 

* hot J. L. DaVls, 17. titetAn pror 
.'dtteer musical tabs, At Benton Har* 
bor, Mich., for treatment of rheu- 
matiam. 

Tola Keys Jurgenson, former 
secretary to Earl Sanders, was sue- 
oeasfully operated on for appendi- 
citis at the Lenox Hill Hospital last 
week. 

Ollie Stao«y, Jclbaliy, ft. T., vaude- 
ville manager, waa injured in an 
automobile accident, but not serlr 
ously. 

Earle and Gates cancelled thp first 
half of the Majestic, Perth Aroboy, 
K. ^., owini; to, the illness of Miss 
Gates, who contracted influenza and 
was ordered to bed Sunday by her 
physician. 

Billy Jones, of Jones and Hare 
and known to ether fans as "The 
Happiness Boys," is confined to his 
home with a serious case of blood 
poisoning In hla right hand, con- 
tracted from a scratch of a scarf- 
pin. 

J. Herman (Kane and Herman) 
Is home sick with laryngritis. 

Ira Hellateln, author for the Shu- 
berts, was operated on for appendi- 
citis. He is expected out of the 
hospital this week. 

Rhea Irving Is seriously 111 In 
Jewish Memorial Hospital, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. While dancing at the 
Riverside, New York, Miss Irving, 
doing an acrobatic dance, strained 
herself. 



ENGAGEMENTS 

ESrlc Jewett and Renita Randolph, 
"The Dunce Boy." 

Ramsey Wallace, Alma TelL and 
Guv Nichols, "Lost." 

Pauline and Beatrice Carr, "Puz- 
zles bf 1925." 

Paul HarvAy, Jessie Royce Landls, 
Charles Francis. Betty Linley, 
>«arry S. Allen. Harold West, Mary 
Blair, Harry Hanlon, Gordon H&m> 
llton (uid John Ward, "Wings of 
Chance" (in rehearsal). 

Joan Clement and Katherine 
LitUefleld. "Louie the 14th." 

Lotta Linthioum. "Hell's Bells" 

BiUy Qulnn. for "The Little Min- 
ister" (Dillingham). 

Milton Reick. Juvenile, for "Char- 
lot's Revue." 

Lew White with Sim Wllflams* 
Columbia wheel show. Milt Shuster 
placed him. 

Leon De Voe. Juvenile, for State- 
Congr.ees, Chicago. 

Vivian Martin, for "Fast Workers" 
(Mulligan ^Trebitsch). 

Jim Baber. for "Tin Gods" (Bam 
H. Harris). 



IN AND OUT 

Clifton and Do Rex were oft the 
bill at the Prospect, Brooklyn, N. 
Y., SKturday due to illness. Me- 
lind.-i and Dade doubled Into the 
vacarcy "from- tire- A1bcc,-Brodkl^<j. 



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MARRIAGES 

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Mae Whalen, assistant treasurer, 
Proctor's, M». Vernon, N. Y., to 
James Jackson, Tuckahoe, N. Y. (in- 
ternal revenue department). New 
York. Feb. 22. 

Arthur Busfield to Emma Morrly, 

Newport. R. I., last Week. Known 

professionally as "Strand Duo." Bu.s- 

field is now organist at the Strand, 

\ Newp6rt. " t . • V ./ f r. i i i^ .s r • , 



-^ JUDGMENTS - 

'Mermen F. Sptllmkn; S. Tbkat- 
yan; $270.82. 

Alfred Haase and Walter Wind- 
sor; Piccadilly, Restaurant Co.; $112. 

Associated Exhibitors, Inc.; P. A. 
Powers; $7,071.42. 

Dick Curley; F. K. Mitchell; 
$266.67. 

Barr-Town, Inc.; J. M. Leary; 
$1,730.26. 

William Moore Patch;, G. A. 
Rogers; $382.83. 

Anel Theatrical Corp.; H. Gar- 
flnkel; $276.56. 

Cafe Gross, Inc.; Austin, Nichols 
& Co.; $274.26. 

Millar & Lyies Runnin' Wild Co., 
Inc.; M. Wilkee; $1,768.55. • 

MONTE CARLO'S MGR. 

(Continued from page 1) 
by a woman wbuld be too startling 
an Innovation. 

According to reports. Miss Gar- 
den is ready to accept the appoint- 
ment, but her flnal selection de- 
pends entirety on the Prince of 
Monaco. 

A prtnclpal obstacle is believed 
to be Miss Garden's nationality, as 
the Prince's policy thus far has been 
to name only Frenchmen to the 
higher positions In hla state. 



Monte Carlo March 12. She wlU 
sing at the Paris Opera for a series 
of pei^ormances and then go to her 
h^me in Monte Carlo for a summec ■ 

rest. :; 

Upon her return next year, shtf 
will again be the featured artist o4 
the Chlcago,Opera Ajwociatlon. 

Totl del Monte, wlio was this year 
featured with both the Chicago an4 
the Metropolitan, sailed last Satur« 
day for Italy and will return at' ih4 
beginning of the season for engWgeo 
ments once more with the tw* 
companies and also for an exteftslv* 
concert tour. - . .ui , 



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Miry Gard<*n satis fot' Parfg and 



RADIO SQUAWK 

(( .J from page 1) '^ i 

also protested against WHN ad<fl 
vertlslng what he termed "dives,! 
with a subsequent tirade agalnsf 
the character of the "so called clubtf 
and restaurants." 

Local radio men In discussing i3x% 
anonymous squawk said that it Waa 
nothing more or less than "vlelou* 
propaganda" by club Interests that 
were not deriving the publicity ob^ 
talned by those giving WHN pnw 
grams. 

Among the clubs that are bein» 
used by WHN regularly are the 
Parody, Alabam and Everglades, 
with the numbers played by or- 
chestras and used ^ by vocalist* 
within bounds of propriety. 

There Is iipthlng the police can 
do about the protest. It is anony- 
mous and the department as-Mgns 
such communications to the waste 
basket. 

WHN station attaches refu.se to 
make any comment one way or the 
other upon the protest. 



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PASSES TITLE 



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(Continued from page 1) 

volving "White Carso," wiU re- 
organize the holding corporation 
and form a unit to take control ot^ 
"White Cargo." Under the Judge 
Knox decision, the piny w.ns ruled 
a plagiarism on Misa Simontrn's 
novoif which entitles her to all 
profits due. 

The new corporation will ^Ive her 
control of the play, ' 



Wcdnesflay, March 4, 1925 



VAUDEVILLE 



VARIETY 



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NORTH SIDE OF CHL SEWED UP BY 
ORPHEUf S DEAL WITH I L & S. 



Yery Important in Vaudeville and Picture Way — 
Line-up of Theatres on Chicago's North Side — 
Chateau Stands in Between 



Chicago, March 3. 
An important deal locally and one 
that will tie up the North Side for 
vaudeville and picture entertain- 
ment was consummated last week 
between Aaron Jones, of Jones, Lln- 
nite engagement at the house Sat- 
ick & Schaefer. Balaban & Katz 
and the Orpheum Circuit. Negotia- 
tions between the Arms and the 
Orpheum Circuit had been pending 
for quite some time. 

The Dlversoy parkway theatre 
will offer a combination program 
Vlth the State-Lake policy. Seven 
acts and a feature will form the 
program, with the vtfndeville and 
pictures being booked out of Chi- 
cago. 

The house, according to the prog- 
ress being made In const'ructlon, will 
be completed by May. It will have a 
■eating capacity of 3,100. Thia 
will be the largest house on the 
North Side until the Uptown the- 
atre being constructed by Balaban 
ft Katz opens. 

Chateau Sandwiched 
With the Orpheum having control 
of the Riviera, slated to play vaude- 
ville next season and the newly ac- 
Qulred Dlversey parkway, the bal- 
ance of the North Side theatres of- 
fering vaudeville, i)Icture8 or both 
will be sandwiched in. 

This will mostly affect the Cha- 
teau, operated by the Ascher 
Brothers, and booked by Pantages 
and Loew. The Dlversey is located 
In the 2700 block on Clark street, 
the Chateau is in the 3800 block, and 
the Riviera in the 4800 block. This 
brings the Chateau directly in the 
midst of the three leading North 
Side theatres. 

When the Uptown theatres opens, 
playing the B. and K. policy, it will 
automatically revert the Riviera, 
the B. and K. North Side house, into 
a combination picture and vaude 
policy. Another North Side pic- 
ture palace tWat will feel the 
loss of trade will be the Pan- 
theon, a Lubliner and Trlnz 
house, which will find the Uptown 
and Riviera theatres strong oppo- 
Bltion. The Uptown will have ex- 
clusive first-run of all features, 
with the Riviera offering better 
vaudeville. The Riviera la within 
a stone's throw of the Uptown, with 
the Pantheon being only four blocks 
away from both. It Is estimated 
that the drawing population from 
the North Side residential district 
la between 700,000 and 800,000. 

B, ft K. were at first offered the 
inanagement of the Dlversey park- 
way, but found that the combina- 
tion policy would bo a llttl^ too diffi- 
cult for them to handle, and turned 
the matter over to the Orpheum 
Circuit and automatically cutting 
themse^es a piece of the cake. 
Balaban ft Katz, and Jones, Llnlck 
& Schaefer, are all financially in- 
terested In the pi-oject, and will 
share on the profits as well as the 
losses, all being equal partners 
' with the Orph managing the project. 



TESTIMONY AT WASH. 



Explanation of E. F. Albee's With- 
drawal — Congreatman Connery 
Exposes Professionals 



STALLING INDEPENDENT AGENTS 
NOT FOOLING S. T. BOOKERS 



LINDEE'S UPSTATERS 

Jack Llnder, Independent vaude- 
ville booker, has added three new 
bouses to his books. They are the 
Liberty, Herkimer, N. Y., playing 
four acts on the first half; Madi- 
son, Oneida, N. Y., four acts on the 
last half, and the State, Oswego, 
N. Y., four acts on both halves. 
Booking of the latter house will not 
];>a88 over to Linder until March 13. 



Washington, March 3. 

With William P. Connery, Jr. (DO 
of Massachusetts, known as the 
actor-congressman, on the Select 
House Committee Investigating the 
activities of the National Disabled 
Soldiers' League, coupled with the 
appearance of Maurice Goodman, 
attorney for the Keith Vaudeville 
Exchange, and Roland Robbins, 
manager of the local Keith house, 
before the committee last week — 
the sponsoring of this league by 
E. F. Albee and his subsequent 
withdrawal from its support was 
aired. Not only was Mr. Albee's 
connection discussed, but the pro- 
fession, both the vaudeville and 
legit performer, were given a boost 
for their thrift as well as their gen- 
erosity. 

Mr. Albee's connection was ex- 
plained by Mr. Qoodman, who tes- 
tified that the head of the Ke4th- 
Albee vaudeville interests was on 
the advisory board of the soldiers' 
league. Following some difficulties 
as to the payment of acts during a 
series of benefit performances for 
the league in Boston at the Arling- 
ton theatre It was stated that Mr. 
Albee not only wrote the other mem- 
bers of the board to the effect that 
he did not believe the league offi- 
cials were acting squarely, but also. 
In retiring, advised the heads of the 
soldiers' orga.ilzatlon to the effect 
that he did not believe they were 
playing fair with the public In the 
methods they were utilising in han- 
dling the donations received. 

Prefession I* Charitable 
During the testimony the charit- 
able work of the profession was 
forcibly brought out, not only by 
Mr. Robbins of Keith's, but also by 
Congressman Connery, who went 
into considerable, detail as to Just 
what was done throughout the war. 
and how the various acts were even 
now each and every week giving 
their services free to entertain the 
soldiers at the local hospitals here 
in Washington and elsewhere. 

One witness appearing before the 
committee stated that actors never 
sent their money home. This was 
brought out when Connery was try- 
ing to run down some bank deposits 
made by this particular witness. 
Connery, In contradicting the wit- 
nee, stated that he (Connery) was 
an actor for 12 years and that every 
Monday morning not only he but 
every other performer on the bill 
was either at the post office or ex- 
press office "sending a stlpulatod 
weekly amount of their earnings 
home." The ■ congressman stated 
that many of the suburban towns 
around New York City, which were 
show places, were entirely owned by 
professionals — "who had sent their 
money home each week." 




Novelty Acts Needed for Independent Bills — House 
Managers Demand More Than Routine Programs 
and Bo<^ers Taking Heed i 



MISS HAYNES ELEVATED; 
HEADLINING SINGLE 



GEOKGIE WOOD 



In Wylie Tate's Production. The 
Hippodron^. London, Eng. 

The Playful Stalllte in London 
"Opinion" said: 

"But I've got to say that Wee 
Georgle Wood is a little genius; 
"little" only because nature has 
made him small. Had he been 
larger I feel confident there are few 
heights he could not have attained 

on the stage.** 
Direction ERNEST EDELSTEN 



Bert Hanlon Off List 

Bert Hanlon Is the first Keith - 
Albee act reported as taken from 
the available list for playing Loew's 
State, Cleveland, two weeks after 
completing an engagement at 
Keith's Palace, Cleveland. 

According to report Hanlon 
played the Loew house during an 
open week booking the date direct. 



RICCIAKDI IN "PAPA JOE" 

William RIcciardI will shortly ap- 
pear In vaudeville !n an abbreviated 
version of "Papa Joe," his former 
leplt play. The piece will be In 
two scenes .ind will run 24 minutes. 
He will have a supporting cast of 
four. 



J. J. Geller Wrote "Post" 
Story for Chas. K. Harris 

The forthcoming autobiography 
of Charles K. Harris In the "Satur- 
day Evening Post," "After the Ball, 
or 40 Years of Melody" was not 
written by Harris bat by J. J. Gel- 
ler, a publicity man with Universal 
(Pictures). Following Oeller'b work 
on the manuscript, he was forced 
to arbitrate with Harris on the 
money due him from Its sale 

Negotiations were begun laf-l 
November, it Is understood, and 
Ge!!er arranged for Its placing with 
the "Posi." Followii:g this, how- 
ever, it le said that Harris tried to 
sell It to "Liberty" using the "Post ' 
bid aj an opener. "Liberty,' how- 
ever, d J not raise tie price. 

Geller has been u picture puo- 
• icity man for soverai years havini: 
been rersonal representatl/e lor 
Doucl^uf Fairbanks and Jackie 
Coogan. In the "Post" series, how- 
ever, Harris will ba credited with 
the authorship. 



TWINS DO IT AGAIN 



In the Picture Departmeot 
of this issue Is a story from 
Boston, recounting that the 
Siamese Twins broke another 
house record last week, at 
Loew's Orpheum. The Orpheum 
did over $30,000, Whereas the 
record as held by Jack Demp- 
sey had been Judt under that 
amount. 

Previously the Twins had 
broken the record at Loew's 
State. Newark, N. J., playing 
to 136,000, whereas the Demp- 
sey gross for that house had 
been |S1,000. 

The ' Twins, privately the 
Hilton Sisters, have played but 
two Loew weeks, their first in 
eastern vaudeville, and shat- 
tered the house rebord for the 
gross In each. 

It Is the turn rejected by the 
big time bookers in New York 
as an unsuitable stage attrac- 
tion for vaudeville, the big 
timers classing It as a freak 
act. 



Played Exclusively for Four 
Years on Big Time — Head- 
lined First in Providence 



Mary Haynes was elevated to 
headline honors for the first time 
at the Albee-Provldence. From 
now on Misa Haynes will headline 
bills and take her place alongside 
of other feminine singles who have 
made their mark In vaudeville. 

Miss Haynes was first booked 
with the Keith office by Ralph 
Farnum, after another agent had 
unsuccessfully tried to interest the 
bookers. She "showed" at the 
Colonial. New York, and has never 
played for any other circuit since. 
This occurred about four years ago. 
Miss Haynes Is a character aong 
singer of exclusive songs. Farnum 
still books her. 



2 LOEW THEATRES 



New Orleans, March S. 

In New Orleans today, Marcus 
Loew stated that he intends to 
erect two theatres, at Richmond 
and Norfolk. 

It will add two weeks to the 
Loew southern vaudeville route for 
next season. Mr. Loew said. 



Breese's Act by Cobb 

Edmund Breese Is in rehearsal 
with a vaudeville playlet by Irvin S. 
Cobb, entitled "ilappy New Years." 

Lewis A Gordon are producing 
the sketch. 



Novelty acts are in heavy demand 
with bookers of independent small 
timers, with the booking men offer- 
ing real money to acts that have 
not been played in the east. 

Complaints from bouse managers 
that they require something 
stronger than a routine vaudeville 
bill to attract business has the 
bookers on the qui vIve. 

The big time check up on acta 
that had previously been available 
for fill- In dates in the independents 
seems to have had Its effect in 
scaring them off, which has left the 
bookers with little new material to 
draw from, requiring them to com- 
pose their bills of "coast defenders" 
more or less familiar to the patron* 
of the Independents. 

The situation also has prompted 
the bookers to shako up the agents 
to secure new material. Althouprh 
no special francblM* have ob- 
tained In Independent booking of- 
fices it has been an open Moret 
that some agents have been favored 
above others; that as soon a« a 
newcomer mad* tb* favored list 
he stopped digging, figurine he was 
•et and had the booker where he 
wanted him by making him take 
whatever acta be bad available 
rather than hustle new materlaL 

The bookers are now only giving 
recognition to hustling agents and 
who are at least trying to dig up 
new material. These agent* are get- 
ting the gravy while the supposedly 
"sitting pretty** bunch ar* stalUncr 
around, lamenting thejr can't get 
their acts booked. 



60 WEEKS FOR NORMAN 

Karyi Norpoan (Creole Fashion 
Plate) has been booked for 60 weeks 
by the Orpheum Circuit, the book- 
ing being one of the longest ever 
Issued by the circuit. 

Norman will play two weeks in 
each house, four weeks in San 
Francisco; five weeks in Chicago; 
three in St. Louis. In all -Junior 
Orpheum split week house* be will 
play a full week, and in addition 
will play 16 weeks for the Interstate 
Circuit (Texas) repeating over the 
circuit from the last week. This is 
Included In the 60 week announce- 
ment. 

Norman will change his \Bict when 
playing two weelis at a house and 
when playing full weeks in the split 
week houses. 

Charley Morrison arranged the 
long route. 



mjuBT sun 

St John. N. B., March 8. 

The Savoy theatre. Glace Bay, 
and John Connors, manager, are 
being made defendants In a suit in- 
stituted by J. J. MacDonnell, a po- 
lice sergeant, of Sydney. The action 
Is brought for as yet unnamed dam- 
ages because of injuries, including a 
broken leg, when improvised circus 
seats collapsed, throf^Ing the occu- 
pants to the floor of the theatre. 

The circus seats had been In- 
stalled to supplement the regular 
theatre seating capacity, the addi- 
tional eeats being placed on the 
stage. 



EDEISTEirB TRIP ABBOAO 

Willie Edelsten sailed on the 
Leviathan Saturday -to spend six 
weeks abroad looking over new play 
material and possible importation* 
for Shubert productions. 

J. J. Shubert left on the same 
l>oat. 



8ALLIE FIELDS y££T nX 

Los Angeles, March •. 
Sallie Fields, former vaudevllllan, 
who has been confined to her bed 
for more than a year and who is 
now in a sanitarium at Cudahy t* 
reported In a critical condition with 
the physician* holding out no hope 
for her recovery. 



Frank Mayo in Vaude 
Frank Mayo, now east and work- 
ing on a First National picturA, will 
make hi* vaudeville debut thi* 
month with Eddi«r Riley handling 
I his bookings. 



NEW K..A. HOUSE IN N. H. 

A new Kelth-Albee house will be 
built in Manchester, N. H., to play 
pictures and vaudeville. It will 
give the Keith people two houses 
in the town. The other one Is the 
house which formed one of the six 
operated by the late Paul Keith and 
E. F. Albee. 

The erection of the new house Is 
believed to have a sentimental 
angle, as the town Is already heav- 
ily theatred for a city of its size 



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NEAR FUN 



By FRED ALLEN 

(Mr. Allen is appMring with the "Greenwich Village Follies") 



Truth ' 

Many an acto: who wears; a raccoon coal can't aocil ventriloqulat- 

JUlttle drops, called scenery; 

Jnrz played by a band, , . . ., • 

Cause the ball room dancers 

To finish with a hand. 



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The Best Joke I Ever Heard 
{HftLT Fun. should the editor find a dollar before we go to press, will 

pay Mine^to winner ot Joke pubUshed. The lucky on« ttUa week Is 

Peter Pann. Brtdgevork. Va.) 
Humpty: "We stand In back ot every bed we sell." ^ 

Dumpty: "Who joes with you when you sell twin bedsT' 



There's many a battle fourht dally 

\Vt never hear about. 
To keep an act In a theatre 

That the manaser wants to throw out. 



Our Novelette ». - . • 

The back room at Mother Shannon's board Ins house was crowded 
with mourners. The Grea. Malcolm, who. with hJa trained pig. had ptayed 
the smaller houaeu for many yearn, had passed away. 

A disturbing silence permeated the air and many an actor's head, never 
bowed In front of an audience, experienced a new sensation. Dumb acts 
were In the majority and nottains was said. 

The madame was so affected that none dare approach her until the 
arrival of the insurance company's representative. iTorslnflr hia way 
through the throng to the side of Madame Malcolm, he said: "Tour hus- 
band ia dead«" "I fear so," replied the m ada m e. "he had no sense of 
Lumor and couldn't play a Joke." 

"Death is permanent," answered the Insurance man. "Yes." replied the 
madame, "unless you can have your spot on the bill changed." This was 
wasted on the insurance man. "What did he die otr' broadcast the ctalm 
agent. "Starvation," tuned in the madame. 

Paling a trifle, the Insurance man queried. "You mean to say that the 
Great Maloolm. owning a trained pig. died of starvaUon." •*Y«8." sadly 
anawerad the madame. 

The wonder of the Insurance man caused him to exclaim: "It Is laugh- 
abla. Had the Great Malcofan been really hungry, he couW have cooked 
and eaUn his trained pig." 

"Alas." moaned the madame, "It is true, the Great Mateolm might have 
eaten the pig. but as he lived so he died. A vegetarian." ; .* 



Passe New* 

Enargine, Wash.— HI Tom Minstrel Show closes here. Both end men 
had fights with the Interlocutor and stopped speaking to him. 

Liverpool, England— Left-handed American leaves the country, finding 
it impoaalble to keep replacing monocle In right eye. 

Exceast Neb. — Crvas-eyed sword-swalk>wer with circus proposes to one 
of the Siamese Twins. Wrong one accepts him. 

Ansonia, Conn«— Manager Huffman of the Coxy theatre announces that 
due to the length of the vaudeville program, he will have to split his fea- 
ture picture, "The Ten Commandments." during the coming wetk. The 
Cosy will featur* "Five Commandments," Monday, Tuesday and Wednes- 
day and the remaining "Commandments" with an entire change of 
vaudeville the last three days. 

Pike's Peak — Forecasters of America adopt official club song called 
It's Always Fair Weather." Raincoat Makers' lK>cal No. 12S clalma that 
this Infringe* on the local's staff number, "It Ain't Ooln' to Rain No 
More." 

Zian City, III. — ^Hnns* of David, at annual show, is forced to play 
"Rasor Jim" afterpiece as "Hammer Jim." th«^ b«ing no raxora at the 
House of David. 



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15 YEARS AGO 



(Gleaned from back files of Variety and Clipper) 
Sir Oswald Stoll held contracts for the appearance of Mmes. Bern- 
hardt and Rejane la vaudeville and was negotiating with both Dusa and 
Ellen Terry for similar appearances. Dame Terry refused to play a 
vaudeville date, while Sir Oswald was also unable to bring Duse into the 
two-a-day. 



* Martin Beck and Alfred Butt Joined hands for English vaudeville to be 
operated by Butt, and the Orpheum. circuit bought In on Butt's option 
on the Barrasford tour. The amount passed was named at $50,000. Th<> 
U. B. O. and the William Morrik offices were said to have been Interested 
In- the Butt proposition when Beck stepped in with a check and copped It 
for the Orpheum. 



Eddie Pidgeon went to work for the Orpheum circuit publicity bureau 
at this time. Mark Leuscher was at the head ot the department, but it 
waa figured that he would have the task of initiating the Ehigllsh repre- 
sentatives ot Orpheuin into the difference between a "story" and "fault - 
leja copy." 



Talk about the street was that large corporation waa to take over Madi- 
son Square Garden and convert It Into a summei- Hippodrome. At the 
same time a scheme was- also In motion to use baseball parks for the 
presentation of Hippodrome acts, and It was planned to utilize the 
same acts at the Garden. Couiillian, Stone, Powers and Pollack were 
the promoters of the proposition. 



The Shuberta announced that they had purchased a lot at Fuycttc and 
Eutaw streets, Baltimore, and that they would build a theatre there to 
be cailed the Hasweli in honor of Percy Uaswell. It never was built. 



Blbert Hubbard, by his owr admission and advrrtlaing, was entering 
vaudeville. Lee Harrison, vaudevlHian, was leaving the profession to be- 
come an editorial writer. 



Mra. Pat Campbell issued the Iri.sLork- proniu.riaiiiciUo th.it at last aha 
had met a woman wiio could say "dniTin If to please her. Nellie Revoll 
was awarded the dUtinction. and Collie at that time was hustiii'i; 
publicity for the Percy G. WIIH.this' Iioiixes. ;.-, ■ 



The San Francisco board of ronsors tlnow oi;t Z2 nims an being unfit 
f.»r presentation. Of that number live were imiciRiidtnt products and 27 
were the output of the I'.Tlents To., wiikli at this liiuc was developing a 
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HAZEL CROSBY 

THE AMERICAN PRIMA DONNA 
MAX RICH at the Piano 

Loew's State, this week (March 3). 

Loew's Delancey and Greeley, 
March ». 

Loew's Victoria and Lincoln 8q., 
March 1«. 

Loew's State, Newark, March t3. 

Loew's National and Orpheum. 
March 30. 
DItmMmb CHAKUBB i. nrXPATBICX 



Elusiye Tlash' Producer 

Rehearsal hall managers 
and owners are on the war- 
path as the result of the al- 
leged gypping activities of a 
flash act producer, whom they 
describe aa the champion hall- 
rent- beater of the world. Led 
by Louis Hallctt. they have 
banded together to bring Jus- 
tice upon the head of the pro- 
ducer, who. they claim, pre- 
sented each one of them with 
a phoney check. 

Nine rehearsal halls are said 
to have been gypped during the 
past month for amounts rang- 
ing from $20 to $30. 



K-A BOOKED AHEAD 



For the first time the Keith -Albee 
circuit body of the bills are set for 
next September and October. More 
acts are booked now for next sea- 
son than were booked last July for 
the opening of the current season. 

The advanca bookings are re- 
ported as tha result of the orders 
sent out some time aso to the book- 
ers by J. J. Murdock, general man- 
ager, to book ahead and avoid the 
usual act shortage which exists 
about September. 

The monthly conferencaa of the 
managers and bookers have also ex- 
pedited the bookings, giving the 
bookers first hand Information 
about acts wanted and enabling 
the bookers to route far ahead. 

One Kelth-Albee oflflcial explained 
the advance routes as a protective 
measure sgalnst acts vacationing at 
that time of the year, who rafuse to 
listen to offers from their ag«nta 
unless a prohibitive aalary la set 
The annual holding off of acta In 
an endeavor to Jockey up salaries 
Is reported by this official as the 
reason for the yearly bugaboo 
about shorUge of materlaL 

The same official stated the cir- 
cuit is now in a position where It 
doesn't care It these acts axtead 
their vacations Indefinitely. 



FIGHTING BALLYHOO ORDER 



Wsshington Has Test Csse— Would 
Ban Advertiains Vehicles 



Washington, March 8. 

The order recently Issued by the 
District Commissioners forbidding 
the use of vehicles upon the streets 
of Washington for b.tllyhooing pur- 
poses is to be fought out in the 
courts. Carl H. Thoner, who owns 
a riding school here. Is the first 
to bring a test case. 

Many of the local theatres utilize 
automobiles, etc. to plug ttteir re- 
spective attractions, this being 
particularly true of Jack Garrison 
and the Mutual burlesque theatre. 
Garrison having hired an automo- 
bile for the entire season. For sev- 
eral weeks the Mutual automobile 
cruised about the streets following 
the commissioner's order but has 
recently been notable because of 
Its absence. 

It Is understood that the theatre 
men are to aid the riding school 
owner In his fight against the or- 
der. 



RIGHT OFF THE DESK 

By NELLIE REVELL 



May you have a very happy Inconae tax day! _ 

The only thing funny abolit that Is that 1 mean It. Most of 
probably don't look at it the same way, but feel about it like 
The time has come, the Walrus said. 

The saddest of the year. 
The day we pay the Income tax 
Is very nearly here. 



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It Is Just another evidenca of my individuality. I suppose, that I am 
getting a thrlU out ot it like no other I've had in the last four years. So 
probably would yoh tf. like myself, you were making out jrour first tax 
blank since 1919; if frr five years you tuid been unable to aam an income; 
it for four y«ara you had Iain in a hospital, dependent on others even for 
the payment of your hospital bills, wondering at tlmea if ever again you 
would be able to earn enough money in a yenr to arouse th« government's 
interest. And .: know now that If a man has healQi enongh and suc- 
cess enough to enablo him to be a bread-winner and to earn an Income, he 
should gratefully pay hia income tax. If only as an offering to the fates 
that have showered such tortane on him. 



So. though I may be somewhat puaaled by deductions and exemptions 
and columns A and B and percentages and additions and subtractions. 
It Isn't a cross-word puzsle with me. All my words about It are glad and 
I am not trying to shave off a single dollar that I owe on It. It slgnal- 
Isec! my re-entry Into the business world, and, as tar aa I am con- 
cerned, every entry oa it could very well be called a luxury tax. 



Soma of my friend: complain that they can't get any stations on their 
radios. But I get three at once, and what I want to know Is how to 
separate them. The other evening I was receiving a sermon, a hotel 
orchestra and a club entertainment simultaneously and the man that 
tried to unscramble the eggs didn't have anything on me. 

Being down In the gulch between a chiu-ch and that new tall building 
on Broadway and 48<h street sort of handicaps my »ot. When every- 
t>ody gets going at once It sounds like a kaffee klatcb or the spring 
ueason meeting of the League ot Nations. And I can't get N. T. G. ot 
WHN off my air. The only remedy I've been able to discover so far is 
that If I pull the plug out I can choke them all off. 



A concert Sunday i>lght revived many memories. There was a male 
quartet singing In somebody's broadcasting parlor and the songs they 
na.n;S were "Sweet. Roele O'Grady." "Two Little Girls In Blue." "Daisies 
Won't Tell."and "When You and I Were Sweet Sixteen." and several 
others of the old sontre that were popular when sldewhlskers were going 
out of fashion and bicycles ware coming in. 



Then there was an enlightening talk by a beauty expert. It was about 
all I could do to lift my head and she wanted to talk about how to lift 
your face. I was Just about to choke her off when I heard Sadie lie- 
Donald's name mentioned and I listened in — somehow I always feel ilka 
an eavesdropper listening to things over the radio — and laarnad that by 
using Sadie's face lifters you certainly are enabled to look like what 
you ain't. In fact, according to the speaker, anyone who uses them Is apt 
to be in danger of having the Gerry Society start looking after them. 

If the rest of the listeners were as Impressad with the efficacy of tha 
face litters as I was, I car. see that Sadie ia going to do a big business. 
Recently I have had tAV pnt on my shoes as heel-lifters: my new braca 
Is n splne-Iirter. and, one more talk like that and I'll be including Sadle'i 
face -11 tiers in my uplift work. 



A story In Ralph Trier's theatre program headed T<eve Will Find » 
Way," says: 

"Oh. Captain. If my husband gets seasick, what most I t^ him 
to do?" 

"Madame, tf your husband gets seasick. heV do It." — Cracker. 
Of eoorse. Nora Bayes is too good a sailor to try marriage as an anti- 
dote for seasickness, so I guess she waited antll she got past tha lS-miI« 
limit bafors having the knot tied, because she figured tors Is Intoxl- 

****"*• . :» ' 

After sending "Spcngles," my circus story, to Univsrsal and "Flghtln* 
Back." the sequel to "Right Off the Chest." over to Doran. all In on* 
week. I felt that I needed a vacation. So I took ap Mark Lnescher 
on his invitation to the Hippodrome and had a box party there to se* 
the performance of May WIrth, who was ssy inspiration for "Spangles." 

It was a box party de luxe, with bouquets, candy, sodas n' svsr'thlng. It 
was the first time I had been in the Hippodrome sinoa ths Lambs' Cktmbol 
of 1919. What imprrssed me most In the transformation that haa baen 
made by Its new owners was the way the dignity of a library and tha 
luxury of a drawing room have been combined and merged Into the homey 
atmosphere of the living room. The moment a person enters there ha 
feels that comfortable "at home" air. It is dna not only to the fomish- 
tngs and the decorations, though those aid greatly In conveying the im- 
pre£sIon. but also b} the fact that CUnton Lake and overyono oa the 
staff conceives It his and her duty to make you glad you came. It Is 
like dining an famllle. and the Hippodrome to me will always hereafter 
be the living room of the amusement world. 



Cal needn't think he is the only person who Is coing to have an 
Inaugural in Waahlngton this week. Of course his wlU probably attract 
a bit more attention than Clarence Jacobson's, but It won't bo a bit mora 
entertaining. Clarence — he Is taking Mrs. Clarence, too— Is Inaugurating 
a stock company in the capital city this week, which will start off 
with the performance of "Rain." And if indlcattons In New York are 
anything, the company won't have to have anything else in stock this 
season but "Rain." _ , , 



Among my visitors of lost week was Josle DeMott, until recent years 
one of the finest and most famous equestriennes the circus world has 
evei seen. A tew years ago she retired to conduct a riding academy 
In Garden City, L. I., and announced that hereafter she would be a busi- 
ness woman. She still is. tor that matter, but scratch the skin ot a 
trouper turned business woman and you are sure to find the trouper 
right under the surface. 

Thus, when Mao Marsh needed some one to double for her in the 
riding scenes ot "Polly ot the Ctarus." it was the bugle caU "mount" tor 
Jo»le DeMott. And whenever "Polly of the Circus" had any riding to do 
Josle was Polly. Knowing what a charming and finished equestrienne 
she Is, I know that at least the ring scenes of that motion picture were 
perfect. 



E^•eryone who ever attended the circus or vaudeville or the Hippo- 
drome in the old days, knew "Slivers," the famous clown, whose act, 

"The One Man Baseball Team," was a revelation of fun making. But 
they did not know, perhaps, that when "Slivers" died he left a little 

laughter whose mother had passed away two years before. Josle I>e- 
Mott. an old friend of the family. In whose home the little girl's 
mother had died, has reared and educated her and the result Is a beautiful, 
cultured and talented young woman, with stage ambitions. 



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Wednesday, March 4. 1925 



VAUDEVILLE 



VARIETY 



HEADLINING ACTS OUT FOR FUTURE 
- ON EASTERN VAUDEVILLE BILLING 



f "^lay or Pay Contracts Must Be Lived Up To, Says 
Keith-AIbee OfBcial— "Getting Sick" for Bad 
Spots or Bad Business Will Cause Act to "Keep 
Sick"— If Not Liking K-A Rules for Acts, Can 
Play Any Place They Please — Starts Next Season 



Beginning with next season the 
Kelth-Albee Circuit will not head- 
line any act regardless of Its im- 
portance and will insist upon all 
acts living up to contract, accept- 
ing any position on the bill assigned 
by the manager. 

Dumb acts of merit will be played 
in the bod> of the bill wherever 
possible and top line billing will 
be a thing of the past. 

The Keith-Albee decision follows 
an inveatlgation by tbe circuit dur- 
ing which time it has been dis- 
covered the shows were sufTeriDg 
and many acts laying off because 
headline acta insisted upon certain 
spots or wouldn't split top line 
billing with other acts available 
for bookings. 

The same investigator is au- 
thority for the statement that from 
now on acts in thj habit of "getting 
sick" prior to a booking which they 
don't fancy will be allowed to re- 
main "Bick" indefinitely. Many acts 
have spots which they avoid like 
1- pestilence sometimes, due to luke- 
warm success or other causes, 
but will accept the town or towns 
on a route and thea try to avoid 
It by feigning Illness, according to 
th« oiTlcial. 

The names of acts addicted to 
these habits have been compiled 
and all house managers notified. 
Next season the first case of this 
kind will be summarily dealt with 
and the act Ftricken from the books. 

Hoadliners who shy at playing 
houses where business is off will 
b« treated similarly, :t is said. The 
acts of this tjrpe are actuated by a 
desire to avoid a date where a 
check-up on their drawing power 
would result or a comparison be 
drawn. 

Managers and Billing 

Time table billing will be op- 
tional with the managers and all 
billing subject to local conditions. 
The bookers will concentrate upoa 
the show aa a whole and not at- 
tempt to build around any particu- 
lar headliner aa In the past. 

The acts objecting to this regard- 
less of their importance may walk 
out and play anywhere they pleaae 
but, according to this Keith-Albee 
oflicial, they will no longer weaken 
their bills trying to lay out shows 
which will be subject to the per- 
sonal whims or artistic tempera- 
ments of artists. 

•The bill as a whole" will be the 
future slogan of the bookers and 
spot pickerb will be given scant 
attention. Many of the standard 
acts laying off from week to week, 
acta peculiarly fitted for certain 
spots on bills, couhi not be used 
last season because the shifts 
necessary would conflict with the 
headliner's position on the bill. 
This will be eliminated from now 
on, the Keith man said. 



COLLINS WITH PAN 



Brother of Floyd Gets $600, Split- 
ting With Announcer 



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Chicago, March 3. 

Homer Collins, brother of Floyd 
Collins, who last week appeared at 
the Olympic (burlesque) as an 
added attraction, has been booked 
into the Pan house, Minneapolis, 
Cor one week with an option. 

,Tbe turn offere<l by Collins con- 

sts of some talk pertaining to the 
work In trying to siive his brother. 
This is delivered without the aid 
of slides or film. He conveys to the 
audience that hia rersonal appear- 
ance Is merely due to the fact that 
he is trying to scrape up enough 
money so as to remove his brother 
from his present resting place to 
a more^uitable bur!al ground. 

CoTIlnp is reported getting $500 
for his Pantages engagement, with 
the announcer said to be receiving 
half. 



BARUSCH WITH A. & H. 

San Francisco, March S. 

Ackerman 9t Harris have placed 
Walter Barusch in charge of pub- 
licity and exploitation for their cir- 
cuit of vaudeville houses and the 
theatres they operate under the 
name of the Pacific States The- 
atres, Inc. 

Barusch will be located in San 
Francisco handling the renamed 
Hippodrome, now the Union Square, 
and the Strand -Hippodrome (for- 
merly the home of Win King on 
Market street). 

The new FrankMn in Oakland, 
and the Palace in San L«andro will 
also be handled by Barusch. 



ORANGE AND BIG ACTS 

Newark, N. J., March 3. 

A story here is that the Palace, 
Orange, is playing the acts from 
Proctor's Palace, Newark, but not 
billine thoin. The Orange Palace 
plays pictures and Keith's vaude- 
ville. 

The manager of the OranRC house 
did not deny the report, but Louis 
GoJdin?, manager of l-'roctor's, 
stated the Hiiluce is using Keith's 
small time an<l occasionally plays 
an n'-i from the Newitik big time 
hotipe. 

Mr. f:o!ri:i:fT assert'* it would be 
Impo: f'll.'f \ov the sm:ill time house 
to afford the larger .Tct«, but that 
they mi"ht !)uy one of the le.-iser 
nets vv iir.«:';it not. 



HOUSES CLOSING 

ChiriiKo. M;irth 3. 
The Oiiheiini, Mudi.son, Wis., 
will d:s( onliiitio vaudevl'le for the 
<un-eni .■.ca-.-on March 14. The house 
will re.-jX"" .March l!2nd, with the 
I^oroDiy Iji \erno stock company, 
u Hol>ert Sherman organisation. 
The stock roinpany will remain In- 
donnllclv. 



HOUSES OPENING 

The Oneida, Rome, N. Y.. will 
play vaudeville on the last half be- 
ginning next week with bills con- 
sisting of four acts booked out of 
the Jack Linder Agency, New York. 
. The State, Utlca, N. Y.. which 
operated aa a full week stand for 
two weeks again becomes a split 
week house next week playing five 
acts on each end booked by the 
Jack Linder Agency, New York. 

The new Central Cedarhurst, L. 
I., which will play pop vaudeville 
and plctui-es, opens next Monday. 



3 OF YOUNGER AGEKTS 
EXCEPTED IN ORDER 



Allen, Morrison and Farnum 

Hustling and Alert — Wilton 

Also Noted ''Digger-up" 



The recent announcement of a 
house cleaning of Kelth-Albee 
agents who were neglecting their 
agencies and acts i.. quotlfied by 
one Keith official and was aimed 
at several of the older agents with 
outside Interest.s. 

Among the younger agents mcm- 
tioned as exceptions to the sweep- 
ing Indictment are Charles Allen 
(M. 9. Bentham office), Charley 
Morrison and Ralph Farnum. All 
three have brought in many new 
faces to the bookers and are con- 
sidered hustling, alert showmen. 

Alf T. Wilton is another agent 
continually digging up new ma- 
terial. It was Wilton, who firtst 
recognized the possibilities of the 
San Antonio Siamese Twins for 
vaudeville. This week he is offer- 
ing the Hippodrome bookers Paavo 
NurmI, the marvelous Finnish run- 
ner, who has been shattering 
world's records and breaking box 
office grosses since he came to tliit! 
country. 



ORFHEUU BOOKINGS 

The Orpheum Circuit continues 
to sign names and standard acts. 
The latest batch starting imme- 
diately or in the next f6w weeks 
over the circuit is headed by Koryl 
Norman ("Creole Fashion Plate"), 
who has been routed for a long 
term. 

Boreo opened at St. Liouis Mon- 
day of this veek, Keene and Whit- 
ney opened last week, Glersdorf 
Sisters, Florence Reed in "Ashes," 
Ned Weybum's "Demi Tasse Re- 
vue," Mclntyre and Heath, Lee 
Kids, and Dick Keene and Virginia 
Barret have been routed. 



BISMISSEO ON MINOR CHARGE 

In Special Sessions Monday morn- 
ing. Samuel Lyons was discharged 
on tbe complaint of having permit- 
ted Louis Sims, a colored minor, 
under IC, to appear in public exhibi- 
tion as a dancer. Lyons was ar- 
rested and released in %iW bail. 

Kendler & Ooldstein for tbe de- 
fandant proved he was not in any 
wise interested In the show, being 
there in place of his brother, Ar- 
thur S. Lyons, the revue producer. 



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O'HANLON and ZAMBUNI 

Piccadilly Hotel, London, England 
Topping their American success here and rightly billed as "The Great- 
est of International Dancers, IJniverKally Acclaimed," these marvelous 
terpsichorean artists are captivating the elite of London, creating n 
furore, the toast of the nobility. 

Direction WILLIAM MORRIS 



Husband on High 



Nora Bayes Takes Fifth 

Seas 

Ob her fifth voyage a>.TOSs the 
Atlantic. Nora Bayes embarked for 
the fifth time on the sea of matri- 
mony. 

The songstress sailed away on 
the Leviathan Saturday. At 3 p. m. 
Captain Herbert S. Hartley, mas- 
ter of the big boat, radioed to the 
headquarters of the United States 
Lines that he had just married Miss 
Bayes to Benjamin L. Friedland in 
his office with the ship's position 
given as 80 miles eii.st of Ambrose 
Light. Witnesses were Mrs. Alfred 
E. Smith, wife of New York's gov- 
ernor; Miss Kmlly Smith, daughter 
of the governor; Mrs. John H. Mc- 
Cooey, wife of the Brooklyn Demo- 
cratic leader, and two of the ship's 
officers. 

Miss Bayes had requested Captain 
Hartley to perform the ceremony 
because he is a friend of eighteen 
years' standing. 

Tlie bridegroom, according to 
Wells Hawkes, publicity representa- 
tive for Miss Bayes, has known the 
actress for several years and be- 
came very attentive to her last year. 
He is S8 years old, lives in New 
York, president of the Affiliated 
Garages with offices at 22» West 
49th street, and interested in sev- 
eral other corporations. 

The newlyweds will go to Paris, 
Monte Carlo and Rome. While 
overseas Miss Bayes will gather 
material for a new musical comedy 
which she has announced she will 
produce soon after she returns on 
the Leviathan on April S. 

The fair Nora's other husbands 
were: C. A. Cressing, Chicago 
business man: Jack Xorworth, ac- 
tor; Harry Clarke, once her danc- 
ing partner, and Arthur A. Gordon, 
also an actor. 

It Is understood that Miss Bayes' 
three adopted children bade her au 
revoir at the steamer, but returned 
to their home on West End avenue. 
being the first time tbe star has 
palled without then|. 

WILTON'S "NAMES" 

Several "names" offered to Kelth- 
Albee bookers this past week by 
Alf T. Wilton included Bill Tilden, 
tennis champion, Tessa Kosta and 
Marjorle Breen in a singing duo, 
and Marion Randall, dancer. 



PA. HOUSE CHANGEF HANDS 

Altoona, Pa., March 3. 

Independent vaudeville In Al- 
toona has breathed its last. On 
Monday the management of the 
Mishler, for years the city's only 
leglt house, was taken out of the 
hands of Ointer brothers, local men, 
and shouldered by Wilmer and Vin- 
cent. Ownership of the house, 
however, remains with the Qinters. 

J. F. Maloy, who came here re- 
cently to take charge of the Or- 
pheum. Keith vaudeville, will be 
the Mlshler's new house manager. 
He will also continue as manager 
of the Orpheum. 

Tbe Mlshler's new policy will be 
legit attractions the first two days 
of the week, burlesque the third 
and five Keith acts and a feature 
picture the rest of the week, the 
acts to be booked in conjunction 
with the Majestic, the Wilmer and 
Vincent house at Harrisburg. 



ORPHEUM AND OMAHA 

Chicago, March t. 
With the Ueparture of Mort H. 
Ringer, vice president Orpheum 
Circuit, to discuss vaudeville con- 
ditions with Nebraska financiers in 
Omaha, drifts talk that a new hMise 
there is a possibility for the circuit. 

MRS. KEEFE PAN TREASURER 

Los Angeles, March t. 
Adele McNeil Keefe, wife of Wal- 
ter Keefe, former New York booker 
of the Pantages, is now employed 
by her husband's former employer 
as assistant treasurer of the I*an- 
tages, San Diego. 



CAL EMPLOYMENT BILL 
NOT TAKEN SERIOUSLY 



in Committee but Given Slight 

Hope of Going Through — 

Amends Labor Law 



San Frnticlsco, March 3. 
Legislation, which on the surface 
seems to be aimed at unfair em- 
ployment throughout Callforni;\ and 
especially Hollywood, comes up for 
action in Sacramento during this 
term. 

Those In a position to know seem 
to feel that the introduced Pedrotti 
bill act Is merely a political move 
to place all theatrical bookings and 
picture engjiKt-ments under State 
supervision and to place in charge 
of such a commi.ssion a few of the 
polltician.s who feci that soft jobs 
may result. 

The bill. No. C31. Ih now in com- 
mittee, but given no chance of pass- 
age. 

It is true that a serious condition 
exists in the placing of talent for 
motion picture productions. There 
is one bureau in Los Angeles that 
places the people In about 75 per 
cent, of picture productions, anri 
from this bureau the report goes, 
came last year more than 1,600 com- 
plaints, some of them petty, others 
of a more serious nature. 

According to the proposed meas- 
ure, as It is written, all verb.il 
agreements would be discontinued 
both between the producer and thn 
agent and the agent and the actor. 
This, according to those in a posi- 
tion to know, would be a distinct 
hardship on both. 

Again, as the law Is written, nn 
out o.: town manager could not call 
up a vaudeville booking manager 
In either Los Angeles or San Fran- 
cisco, to fill in an act on a short 
sliow, neither could he wire hN 
wants. An evasion could be mrt<\« 
by a standing order, but even this 
is doubtful. 

Wedgewood Nowell, Equity rep- 
resentative on the Pacific Coast. Is 
now in Sacramento in the interest 
of the profession. 

The Pedrotti act Is variously 
viewed by other legislators. 



Standardizing Lobby Displays 
Floyd Bcott, press agent for the 
Orpheum Circuit in Chicago, is in 
New York this week. The purpose 
of his visit was to confer with the 
Keith office concerning a standard- 
ization of lobby displays over both 
the Keith and Orpheum Circuits. 



Osvid Sturgis, author of "White 
Collte," a new phiy being shaped 
for Broadway, denies that Kvelyn 
Kills (colored) has been engaged 
aa a principal. 



Atsn's. We«t Addition 

I, OS Angeles. March 3. 

Western Vaudeville Managers' 
As.'iociatlon is continuing to add 
houses to its Coast territories. 
Those announced for early addi- 
tions are in Astoria and Longvlew, 
Ore., Und Raymond, Washington. 

These houses will all be two-duy 
stands. 

ROGERS' TWO TABS 

Chicago, March 3. 

Two musical shows, each with 
chorus and principals numbering 30 
persons, will be produced by Harry 
Rogers which will play Western 
Vaudeville dates after the regular 
season closes. 

Toby Wilson will head on-) show 
and Billy House the other, with 
Milt Shuster casting both troui>e«l 



8. A. TROUBADOURS AT HIP 

Chicago, ^arch 3. 

Fowler and Tumara ant^ their 
South American Troubndors have, 
been booked Into the Hippodrome. 
New York, for two weeks opening 
March 23. 

They will ,)re8ent their Argentine 
dance backed up by the house 
ballet. 



State, Utica, Full Week 
The SUte, Utlca. wbtsh baa been 
operating on a split wsei'. basis goes 
into full week policy next week. It la 
an independent booked bouse play- 
ing six acta booked out of the Jack 
Linder Agency. New York. 



ZEZ CONTRET'S OPENING DATE 

Zez Confrey will enter big time 
vaudeville opening March • in a 
musical turn which cells for three 
pianos on the stage. 

Charley Morrison arranged the 
showing. 



Ncwhoff and Phelps were re- 
leased from the bill at the Flatbush. 
Brooklyn, Feb. 26, to enahle them 
to Jump to Kansas City to .>pen for 
the Orpheum Circuit on which they 
liHvc been routed. 



SCCIN' THINGS M GIRLS 



SPRING CHAPEAUX 

A certain famous and beloved wag has lately been 
"tripping the light fantastic" In words, on the modes 
and fashions. %n these pseudo-spring days when other 
young men's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love, hia, 
so it seems, turna not to her, but to her spring bonnet. 

The wag, or rather, Don Marquis, aays: 

"A dispatch from London Informa ua that the new 
apring hats are being trimmed with egg ahells. We 
hope the shells are from the eggs of Birda of Paradise, 
and none other. A new spring hat to a woman is a sort 
of poetic. expression; it is what a new spring poem ia to 
a poet And she deserves to have it trimmed with 
the shells of the eggs of the Bird of Paradise, nothing 
leas, if she can get thera. Or the ahella of the Blue 
Bird • 

WpU. it seems appropriate for the Eastern lonnet, 
at any rate. 



woiil^ coat twice the price. Prices In the fur market have 
advanced enormoualy, and It la a fact sklna will be far 
more expensive next year. Do see their many bar- 
gains. 



THEATRICAL COSTUME DESIGNER 

It IS a sheer delight to visit Mme. Georgette in her 
smart, exclusive little aalon at 29 E:aat 48th street, 
formerly oi>erated by Carolyne Nunder. At the threshold 
one leaves America and entera the Continent There 



«THI SILK tTOCKINa THAT WEARS* 

1 They Just can't help '^watchlnr your step" when yn 
are wearing famous "LEHIOH" allk 
oi>era length hose! 

This beautiful f ifl faabloned. all 
ailk hoae can be found In all depart- 
ment atorea and theatrical coatumera 
throughout the counj7. 

They wear ao beautifully and are 
dipped dyed In all of the amarteat 
ahadea of the moment Look for the 
trade-mark. I know you will like 
them. 




TndtUark 



Hew do you like the new Batik Leather ahoea and the 
Irldeecen' patent leather onea? 



A FAVORITE RENDEZVOUS 

The happy meeting place for luncheon is PIrolle's, 145 
Weat 4Sth atreet (adjoining the Ly- 
ceum theatre). Every one aeema to 
be recommending Pirolle'a theae daya 
and for many reaaoua. One reason ia 
Ita convenient location, another Is 
the delectable food, and another, not 
by any meana the least, the prices. 
The "special dish" each day in the 
week Is a delight, and also their pas- 
try, with which, by the way, they 
supply many of the leading restau- 
rants around Broadway. A apecial 
feature of Pirolle'a Is their freshly made coffee, of which 
you may have as much as you wish without extra charge! 




VARIETY'S NEW SHOPPING SERVICE 

BY MAIL ORDER FROM OUT OF TOWN 



(— 



Girls of the show busineaa, I ahall be happy to help 
you In your shopping wants It you wish, and right 
here in New York. 

There will be no 'Charge for the aervlce. It la 
Variety's Shopping Service, for the girls of the show 
business while they are outside of New York City. 

Variety Guarantees Every Purchase 

There will be a guarantee with every purchase i. 
order, that the girl giving the order through me is to 
have thorough satisfaction. In lit or material or 
article, or correction made or money refunded. 

Protective Service Neeoed 
The show business always has needed a protective 



service of this kind for the girls. This is it. 

If you should want me to make a purchase of any 
amount for some ond^ thing a consultation may be 
needed over suggest you write first so we can get 
down to a basis when I can tell you the cost or other 
details. If sending for articles you know, make out 
check or money order payable to Variety, 154 West 
4<th street. New York City. Do not send money 
(currency) . 

Service Free to Everyone, Everywhere 

Variety's Shopping Service !s extended freely and 
without charge to any girl in any branch of the show 
businest. (taking In pictures) anywhere In the United 
States or Canada. AnnabeOe Lee. 



FOR DANCERS 

For over a quarter of a century yrofessionals have 
been ordering ballets at Capezio's, 
1684 Broadway. They are one of the 
longest lived ballets made, because 
they are especially built for hard 
wear and service. Designed by mas- 
ter ahoe makers, they have style, 
grace of line and comfort The cflors 
in stock are pink, black and white 
satin, and black kid. When dyed to 
match the costume tl extra is 
charged. Send for a catalogue. 




Is that inevitable Parisian chic, not only in the heavenly 
array of hats, gowns and wraps, but in the very setting 
itself Mme Georgette (an artist herself, having played , 
opposite the famous French actor, Andre Brule, in Paria), 
haa designed costumes for the "Polies Bergere," Theatre 
Des Varieties and for many years Mme. Rejane's gowns 
in Pnris. I urge you to see her lovely spring models. 



I<ace dresses In beige, black, gray, green and metal 
seem to be favored in the shops on the avenue. 

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LAST FUR BARGAIN 

Winter, masquerading in the guise of spring for the 
past few weeks, finally came out of the assumed char- 
acter when the mercury dropped to IC degrees. It was 
a dash for the "old fur coat" again.' The Hudson 
Bay Fur Shop, 062 Sixth avenue, has been crowded 
these daya with many wise women, who realize that 
ther«> are weeks ahead when a fur coat will be very 
comfortable, and that they have a coat that next year 



AN IDEAL REST CURE 

So wonderful is the work of Mme. Mays that she now 
has a long waiting list of anxious 
women who will travel from points as 
far west aa Chicago, Kanaaa City and 
Denver Just to take her wonderful two 
weeka' course of scientific treat- 
ments. In her beautifully appointed 
house at 50 West 49th street, where 
one enjoys all the comforts and luxu- 
ries of a private home. An ideal rest 
cure. For further particulars call 
Bryant 942«. 




The ostrich boa gives a charming and graceful note to 
the evening gown, don't you think? 



SAID OF THE COOLIDGE 

While "seein' things" on the avenue the other day I 
met a well known vaudeville star who haa Just re- 
turned ttora. a 40 weeks' tour. "Do run in to see me any 
day. 1 have the dearest ifttle 'home' In^all New York." 
"Surely," I answered "where are you living?' 

"The Hotel Coolldge 131 West 47th street," she replied, 
"this charmln; hotel spells HOME to me. There la a 
delightful feeling o comradeship about It, and although 
it has aK of the conveniences of the larger hotels 
has that cozy intimacy that only the smaller hotels 
can give." 



INSIDE STUFF 



OH VAUDETILLE 



Variety's story in its Issue of Deo. 24. last, concerning the hyphena- 
tion of the Keith- Albee name and particularly referring to the assootation 
of E. F. Albee with the Keith circuit, haa been reproduced in pamphlet 
form by the K-A aecncy for nation-wide distribution. Previously the 
article had been generally published in the house programs along the 
Keith chain. More latterly the pamphlet appears to have been decided^ 
upon. From accounts, it is being sent to every city in all sections. An 
edition of a tremendoL.s amount must have been printed. 



Vn New Orleans on Sunday night the show folks flock into Night Couri 
to listen to Judge Leonard dispensing Justice. The majority of the 
culprits brought before the Judge on that evening are colored. Aa there 
Is no Saturday night court, the docket on Sunday evening is large. The 
court opens, at midnight to over-capacity in the court room and in the 
dock. 

Judge Leonard knows many of the' visiting show folks, and is a nimble 
wit himself. Upon seeing a "wise" case in front of him. the Judge "puts 
It on" for the professionals, bringing out all of the essential points. Often 
the evidence itself is ali that fs required for laughs. 

On a recent Sunday nigh' in Judge Leonard's court, the first defendants 
were a colored boy and girl. They had been arrested at 2 o'clock Sun- 
day morning. The officer testlfled he had heard shouta and made both 
arrests. Telling his side, the young man stated that to reach hia room 
In the house, where the arrests were made, he had to go through the 
eirl's room. That he had permission of the landlady to do so, but that on 
this morning the gid refused to allow him to pass through her room, 
saying he was drunk. He was not drunk, the boy .nfbrmed the court. 
Asked by the Judge where he lived, the boy gave an address the court 
■tated which was two miles away from the girl's home. 

When telling her story the girl stated that she was afraid of the boy 
■o she kept a unife in the room and when he tried to push hia way into 
he^ room she threatened to use it on him. Finally, she said, he did 
get Into the room when she shot at him. "You shot nim with a knife?" 
asked Judge Leonard. "I certainly did, Judge, and I will do it again if he 
tries to get fr^eh with me." 

Further ?nqi-ir> hrough out that the younR man had been tipped off he 
Might find the vorng womai entertaining a companlor. in her com fho 
probable cause. 

"You shouldn't be wandering around In ladles' apartments S( 'ar 
away from home at \ !n t\" a:orning," comm«rte«1 Judge Leonard, as 
he added %lh and 3 days Giving the same sentence to the young woman, 
the Judge siid: "That s foi shcotInK with a knife." 

At, both walked toward the dock, the girl screamed: "I'll kill him v. hen 
I get out." .../■.,<.: 



wedding gown similar to than used by the star. So the single called up 
Jeff Davis, who booked the tr>'out, and had them taken oft for the 3ight 
show, ao that their single performance didn't catch any of the bookers. 
The same woman stor was rebuked because she bawled the orchestra 
out In a speech. Her soreness is supposed to have been caused by the 
fact that Trini, the Spanish artist, was billed over her. 



Wallace Eddinger's vaudeville sketch, "Things Could Be Worse." last 
week at he Palace, New York, has been shelved temporarily, as the star 
...pens Friday night in Stamford, Conn., with hi(> wife. Margaret Lawrence, 
in George C. Tyler'a "Spindrift." It ia probably one of the or.!y cases 
on record where an act was written with the knowleuge. both by star 
.ino author, that it wiulc be played but one week. 

Eddinger was offered the Palace date preparatory to returning to the 
legit, providing he could secure a satisfactory playlet. He asked Edwin 
Burke to turn out one for him. The turn was liked by both critics and 
bookers and seems assured of a route should Eddinger ever return 
with it 

He has made a friendly agreement with Burke fo hold the act for him 
should the new legit show prove short-lived. It is more or less of a 
'between the flops" proposition, but should Eddinger strike a real 
lasting hit in this or any subsequent legitimate engagements, Burke is 
at liberty to give the sketch to someone else. 



Elsie Janis pulled a graceful stunt at the Oithedral fund midnight 
9how at the Hip Saturday when she Introduced Cissy Loftus as "the 
world's greatest impersonator." Miss Janis, directrest of both the Hip 
and Palace shows, was Introduced first, and instead of doing her usual 
imitations immedlatrly. Miss Janis begged to be allowed to introduce 
.Vliss Loftus. The kl^s that the pair of world's famous 'rtlsts exchanged 
on the stage seemed to be one of real affection. Ther. Miss Janis dis- 
appeared, allowing Mis. Loftus to g^ into her performance. 

Incidentally, the Hip show was gotten ui, in 24 hours' notice, after a 
telegram had been recetveu late Friday from E. F. Albee in Florida, 
authorizing the use oi ttw big house as well as the Paiace. A gross of 
$2,700 at $2.60 top was secured at the Hip, largely through 'ast-min it; 
newspaper work ana the use of a score of sandwicn men who paridec 
the city all day Saturday The show was JOCKe.! by Mes.<!rs. Lues?he 
ind Schultz, ran nearly three hours, held 17 sta? actb, and was gre i 
entertainment. The Palnc* pla>(-.d tc capacity. 



Last Thufsday at the Franklin a two-act was trying out for the day. 
A woman Jazz singft- w«s on the ^ame bill .and resented the two-arts' 
presence because in one o^ Iheif; numbers the woman pf the turn used a 



When Alex Pantaf;*!- :akes over May 1 the Orpheum, Portland, Ore 
.t «tll nor be the Orphium circuit's theatre, as the name might sug- 
«e8t The Orpheum circuit (jprrently plays its vaudeville bills in Portland 
t the Orpheum-Hedig. 



An unusual condltlcn came up last week when the DeForest phono- 
nims was booked In for the Audubon (Fox), uptown New York. It 
appears that the Pav. Specht subject, which the De^ oreat made with 
the band before th^ camera and loud speaker, was shown and there 
alsc was a Jazz band on the bill. 

The Specht "num»)er ' simply ruined the other l)and to such an extent 
the management made a special arrangement with the DeForest offices 
whereby the contract for the Specht subject could be altered ao that 
it could be wlthdrav/r and played later. This change was agreeable to 
who picture people, -s^ 

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HEARST IN LEGIT 

(Continued from page 1> 
kick comes i. 

Not only did the Hearst .papers 
give "Loui#' special apreada, but 
McLean'a "Poat" alao fell Into lin« 
with a couple of special stories with 
news heada on them that were* 
"wows." It ia true that Zlcgfeld 
broke all recorda at the National, 
but in that the other managers find 
no compla^t — it'a the record- 
breaking grabbing of publicity 
that haa gotten them. The local 
managers did not mind it so much 
when solely confined to Cosmopoli- 
tan pictures, but now that Hearst 
has reached out into the legit end 
they're ready to go to the mat on 
the proposition. 

It was a grand clean-up in every 
respect for Ziegfeld and must have 
compensated him for the flop of 
"The Comic Supplement" here at 
the same house but a few weeka 
ago. 

Willie Howard at Poll's and 
Henry Miller at the Belasco did not 
fare so well, seemingly gaining 
nothing, even from the overflow 
from the National. Th Howard 
show jot fairly gooi notices, but 
all seemed to place it in the "one 
man show" class. Mr. Miller's 
niece is stated to give him great 
opportunities, but if he doesn't do 
more businesj than was attracted 
;iere it cannot possibly last very 
long. 

Estimates for Last Week 
National— "Louie, the 14th." Broke 
all records for National. Lent 
meant nothing. At least $40,000 at 
$4 top. 

Poli'a— Willie Howard in "Sky 
High." Estimating $18,000. Ex- 
tremely liberal even at $3.50 top. 

Belasco— Henry Miller in '"After 
Love — ?" Not what expected. Fact 
that so many tryouts have appeared 
at the Belasco must have kept 
gross down. AlMUt $5,000. 



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t ;V^ednesday, Marcli 4, 1925 



TIMES' SQUARE 



VARIETY 



11 



CABARETOWNER 

IHBEI1EEN2 

SWEETIES 



^ice ''Sodced** by Juim 
Owner^s Name 
Widiheld 



3 CON MEN-30 DAYS 



Rdsldenta In the exclusive section 
pt West 73rd street near Broadway 
irere treated to a halr-puUlnff con- 
test "between a pretty model and as 
fQUuHy pretty blonde ow girl 
jrbo said she was h idivorbee. At- 
fbough the model was arrested on 
the charge of assault, she had evi- 
dently' won the battle, but received 
a suspended sentence from' "Magis- 
trate Oberwager 'in West Side 
Court. 1 • 

The fight was over a cabaret 
owner. Both women: refused to di- 
TUlse his name, stating that he was 
married. One offered the pseudo- 
nym of "Jack Stone." 
' The model gave her name as 
Alice Conroy, 22, of 450 We^ 54th 
street. The show girl gave b^r 
name as June Paige, 25, of 105 W(»t 
78rd street. TJhe cabaret own6r 
camo^o court, but was flanked on 
mil sides by friends who refused to 
permit him to be interviewed. 

The alleged divorcee, Miss Paige, 
arrived at her home in the small 
hours of the morning in a tsixicab. 
She was accompanied, it was 
averred, by the cabaret owner. 
About the same time Miss Conroy 
arrived In another taxi. She saw 
the show girl and cabaret owfler 
together. She flew at the actress 
and shouted, "Didn't I tell you to 
leave my man alone." Then 
■hreilM, screams and fists filled the 
quiet neighborhood. Windows ^ere 
raised and all enjoyed the battle. 

When it was over Patrolman 
Charles Michaels of the West 68th 
ktreet station arrested 'Mliu Conroy 
on June's complaint. On the way 
to the station h«, testified that 
▲lice took another "sock" at June, 
Who is a bit smaller than the blonde. 
June told the court how she iras 
maltreated by Alice. . 

Alice explained she had been 
Courttd for over four years by the 
eabaret owner. "What'a bis name?" 
asked the Court. "I'd rather not 
teir," retorted Miss Conroy, "be- 
cause he ia a married man." She 
atated to the Court she had learned 
that Miss Paige had supplanted her 
In the affections of the cabaret 
owner. "I wenA there to get $80 
from him he nad borrowed from 
ine," she added. 

"When I saw her (Indicating 
June) I became furloU;?. I demanded 
my money from my former lover, 
but the best I got was a 'Jack 
Delaney' wallop.'' 

She denied that she struck Miss 
Paige. . Alice displayed marks on 
her neck which she said she had 
sustained in the fracas. 

Both women are pretty. Miss 
Conroy is of the bronxe hair type. 
Both were attired in long fur coats 
luid both were bejewelled. 

Miss Paige left With Alice's lor- 
faler sweetheart. 



t 



CALLERS FINED 



Youths Cause Uproar in Theatrical 
Roeming House 



Roomers in the theatrical board- 
ing house at 756 7th avenue were 
awakened early one morning this 
week when twaJmpetuous youths 
sought to gain entrance to an apart- 
ment to see a friend of theirs. They 
were so insistent, it is alleged, that 
they crashed a door. 

The sounds of the noise attracted 
Detectives Stephen Love and James 
FltBpatrlck of the West 47th street 
station and thoy placed both under 
arrest on the charge of malicious 
mischief. They gave their names 
as Raymond Knoss, 22 years oil, 
a clerk, of 181 West lOlst street, 
and Arthur J6hnson, 22 years old. 
also a clerk, 73 West 99th street. 

Both were arraigned in Wsjt Side 
Court and fined |10 or t'g-ee days 
by Magistrate James M. Marret. ' n 
hour later a friend arrived and paid 
their fine. The pair denied they com- 
mitted any anatictous act and said 
they went to the house, to see a 
fricmi of theirs. Carrie Lowe ap- 
peared In coOrt as complainant 
against the youths. 



Broadway is rid of three alleged 
confidence men who will spend the 
next 80 days in the workhouse. 
Thus siMke Magistrate , Charles 
Oberwager In West Side Court 
when he imposed the sentence. The 
trio gave their names as Frank 
Barri^, 36, salesman, 172 West 75th 
street;, William Burton, 47, sales- 
man, of 746 Columbus avenue, and 
Frank Parker, 40, of 236 West 48th 
street. 

The men were arrested by De- 
tective Henry Mugge of Police 
Headquarters at 51st street and 
6th avenue after he had followed 
them from in front of the Hippo- 
drome. Mugge testiUod he saw the 
three men in conversation with an 
unidentified stranger. He knew 
Harris and Parker had criminal 
records and followed them. 

He saw them, he said, Hip coins, 
and knew that was their specialty. 
After following- them for some dis- 
tance he decided to arrest them. 
They denied that they intended to 
swindle the out-of-towner. 
.. Mugge told the Court that Parker 
was ordered out of the -city during 
the Democratic Convention. 



MISS BENFIELD'S 

LIFE SAVED BY 

POUCEMAN 



First AicI for Attempted 

Suicid« by Despondent 

Actress 



HELD IN DOPE CASE 



Alleged Dope Peddlers Bagged After 
Addict's Confession 



Attorneys for Dr, F. M. Ranney, a 
physician of West 5Cth street, and 
Edward .aad Abraham Tartell. 
brothers, who conduct a drug store 
at Slst street and Tenth avenue 
and who were rounded up last w^eek 
on the charge of violating the -Har- 
rison drug act, asked Cor a further 
adjournment in the federal eourt 
when they were arraigned Monday. 
The arrest of the three men''was 
brought about as the result of an 
alleged confession made by Dorothy 
Ross, well known in motion pic- 
tures. 

Miss Ross was arrested at Lios 
Angeles earlier in the week as an 
addict. She made an alleged con- 
fession, naming four New York men 
from whom, she said, she received 
the drugs. Post Office Inspector 
Qumie Smith was notified and 
quizzed Miss Ross. Smith, aided 
by federal agents, made the ar- 
rests. The physician and two drug- 
gists were released in 11,000 ball 
each. , 

According to Inspector Smith, 
MiSs Ross formerly lived in New 
York, was an addict and prior to 
departing for the coast made ar- 
rangements here for having nair- 
cotics sent her regularly. Accord- 
ing to Inspector Smith, th« arrests 
of the four is only the forerunner 
to many arrests he expects to make 
as a result of the screen actress* 
alleged confession. 



ciclbiEr 



RAID 



Sentences Suspended 



The battle of the "Check-Inn" 
cabaret at 35 West 65th street, in 
which one man was sent" to the 
hospital, a detective badly stabbed 
and the arrest of a girl singer and 
a male violinist, ended when Magi- 
strate Oberwager in West Side 
Court SuspendM sentence on the 
singer and violin player. Charles 
Palmer, manager of the place. Is In 
the hospital. His examination in 
court will take place later. 

Rosalind Inoledon. 20. telephone 
operator in the Cathedral exchange 
in the day time and singer in the 
cabaret at night, and Bert Kauff, 
24, Violinist, of 119 West 106th 
street, were the two to receive 
suspended sentences. 

The battle started when Detec- 
tive Joseph McCormick sought to 
arrest the manager for violating the 
Volstead law. Palmer refused to 
believe McCormick a "dick." and 
told him so. fhen the fight began. 
The 40 patrons fled hatless and 
coatless to the rear of the areati'ay. 
A bof.l\e was crashed over McCor- 
ralck's skull and he was stabbed In 
the hand. The reserves of the 
West 68th street station arrived and 
put a quietus on the place. 



The mother of Elizabeth Ben- 
field, 23. actress, last with VLeave 
It to Jane." residing at 330 West 
43rd street, went out to do some 
shopping. ' 

Elizabeth, in Bethlehem, Pa., 
several years ago with the show, was 
using a small sterno stove to heat 
some cofllee before going on when 
an explosion caused a fire and her 
face was so badly bumei sho has 
since been unable to £[et ian eii- 
gagemeht. Brooding over the di?.- 
flgUrement and her laclc of secur- 
ing another position because of 
this, she deoidftd to end It. 

When her 'mother returned and 
entered the , apartment where she 
and her daughter have been resid- 
ing since Eitzabet>i came to New 
York, s^b arhelled ' gas. An InVe-jtl- 
gation disclosed her dai^'hter, 
dressed In white and with a gas 
tul>e in^lier mouth. 

Pollcenjan^^Raymond Mconey .of 
the West 47 th st-eet station wae 
called in. While waiting for the 
arrival of an ambulance from 
Bellevu^ he resorted to first aid 
treat merit. The doctor who re- 
sponded said the poUcemtui had 
saved the girl's life. Tlie mother 
refused to have her daughter taken 
away, satisfied that she would be 
able to take care of her. 

A search o^ the apartment re- 
sulted in the finding of the follow- 
ing letter, written hurriedly with 

a lead pencil: 

> > 

An Unhappy Girl 

>Hy X>ear Ifother: — 

I am so unhappy that I must 
try to find rest I bava trisd so 
hard to be a success, but have 
failed miserably. Do not grieve 
for me, becaose It will hurt me 
if yoQ do. 

Remember, there is no such 
thing as death, we Just pass on. 
"Life Is real. life Is earnest. 

And the grave la not Ita goaL 
Dust thou art, to dust return- 
eth, was not spoken of the soul." 
Dolly. Dearest Sister. I would 
have loved to lOok upon youi* face 
once again, but I kissed your 
picture. 

L)ve to Adele and all my 
friends. 
^ Send Jennie my red pocket- 
book after everything * is over. 
She and Jim will pray for me. 
Now. my dearest wish Is that 
my loved ones will not grieve for 
me. Do not think that I would 
want you to stay at home and 
pine. Try to forget. 
Mother, darling, God bless you. 
I kissed my brother before he 
wont to the party. 

God bless you all and may the 
Lord forgive me. 

Millions of kisses and loads of 
love. , • 

Betty- 
The sister Dolly mentioned in the 
above letter Is in the movies at the 
present time and out of town. 



The Times square subway istatiun 
was the scene Sundaj- morning of 
one of the biggest roundups of 
healtli law violators In some time. 
The I'uid is usually a seasonable one. 
Cotupiaints have been received tliat 
men and youths are equipped with 
cigurets.v cigars and pipes. From 
merchant.^ to office boys, over 60 
were "bagBcd." Many protested 
and said they would lose their Jobs. 
They were served with summons. 

Healtii Department patrolmen told 
the Court that many women have 
complained to the Department that 
their valuable coats have been 
burned as a result of male passen- 
gers carrying lighted clgarets. 
There was much confusion when 
the raid took place. 

They were arraigned before 
Magistrate Charles A. Oterwaget hi 
West Side Court and fined 82 ^ach. 
The magistrate scored the men and 
told tliem a serious fire might oc- 
cur as a result of tlielr negligence. 



ARRETTED ON B'WAY 



Alleged by Detectives ImpUculdd 
in Brady ftdbbery 



MIROR' m THEATRE 

May McMahon. 32. 856 9th ave- 
nue, cashier in the Central theatre 
at 771 9th avenue, was held in $500 
ball for trial in Special Sessions 
when she "was arraigned before 
, Magistrate Charles Oberwager in 
West Side Court on a charge of 
permitting minors to enter the the- 
atre not being accompanied by an 
adult! 

Agents McCarthy ind Raderlck. 
Children's Society, testified they 
saw three children under 10 enter 
the theatre after paying an admls- 
Boin fee to Miss McMahon. 



Theatre crowds at Broadway and 
45th street witnessed Detectives 
Edwflrd Sclinaible f^ha Patrick 
Giery of the West 100th street sta- 
tion arrest^ a man in connection 
with the holdup and' robhory of 
Mrs. Rose Brady and her husband. 
Arthur, 392 Riverside drive. The 
Bradys were robbed of two fur 
coats and Jewelry valued nt 812,000 
in their apartment last week. The 
man described himself as "Ruby" 
"forowitz. alias "Ruby" Martin, of 
67 West 109th street. His protests 
to the sleuths were so loud that 
many of the theatregoers plainly 
heard his plaints. 

The Bradys were Krttlng ready to 
attend a performance when the bell 
In the servants' quarters rang, it 
was answered by Mrs. Brady. She 
was quickly covered by one of the 
robbera, f The other felled Mr. 
Brady. They stripped Mrs. Brady 
of her gems and went to a closet 
where they stole Mrs. Brady's coats. 

According to the detectives, Mrs. 
Brady positively identified Horo- 
witz as one of the bandits. 



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SUITS IN TIMES 

SQUARE 



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Ail Called "Saloons'' in 

Pending Federal 

Actions 



MISSED VIOLINS 



MaU Box Robber Thought 
To Be Daniel Mtdrphy 

Many stage folk who have lost 
mail contalnlhg^ money recently 
believe that in the arrest of Daniel 
Murphy. 27. of 408 Spring street, 
Enizabeth, N. J., the police have 
captured the man rifling letter 
boxes. Murphy was arrested by 
Detectives Harry Stevens and 
Charles Dugan of the West 47th 
street station. 

Murphy was arrested after he 
had cashed a check stolen from 
the letter box of Mrs. ''lelen Crim- 
mins, 425 West 52nd street. The 
check was for |50. Murphy denied 
he had stolen the check and said 
It had been given to him by a 
stranger to have cashed 

Murphy was arraigned before 
Magistrate Charles Oberwager in 
West Side Court and held In heavy 
bail for further examination. Ac- 
cording to detectives. Murphy has 
a record for similar offenses. 



Burglars Got |100 at Tivoli — Paass^ 
Up Valuable Instruments 



While a watchman in the TlvoU 
Theatre. 829 Eighth avenue, was 
busy cleaning the orchestra Wed 
nesday night burglars entered 
through a side window and rified 
the office of property and cash 
valued at $100. In their haste the 
thieves overlooked two valuable 
violins, one valued at 11.000 and 
the other 'at $500. An attempt was 
made to rifle the safe but It Is be- 
lieved they were frightened oft be- 
fore they could accomplish their 
purpose. 

Officials of the theatre and de- 
tectives are of the belief that the 
thieves were frightened away by 
the approach of the wrftchman. 



BALLROOM LOST $1,100 

Detectives of the West 47th 
street station have no clue to the 
thieves who robbed the safe of the 
Arcadia Ballroo^, Broadway and 
63rd street, early on Feb. 23, after 
trussing William Fassig, special of- 
ficer. Final investigation by detec- 
tives revealed that the amount 
stolen was not in excess ot $1,100. 
The amount mentioned at first was 
$15,000. 

Following the robbery Fassig was 
taken to Police Headquarters, 
where he looked over the Itogues' 
Gallery. The special officer was 
unable to Identify any of the plio- 
tographs shown him. ; • n 



N£W COLORED MUSIGAIi 

"Harlem Raunders," a new mus- 
ical show by Wank Montgomery 
(colored), with a colored oast, 
headed by Billy Hlggins, Pole and 
Brown. Al)ble Mitchell and Florence 
McClain. is now in rehearsal un- 
der Montgomery's direction, sched- 
uled to open this month at the 
Lafayette theatre for an indefinite 
engagement. 

J. Rosamond Jdhairon has wt-Iften 
some special sonjts with Mont- 
gomery for the revue. 



The enforcement officials made a 
thorough Job In canvassing the- 
Times Square speak-easles and 
other sources of liquor dispensa- 
tion according to 12 padlocking 
suits filed in the Federal District ' 
Court. These are numbered among 
n^any. others outside ot the^ the-> 
atrical district. 

Technically, every restaurant or . 
other place alleged to be "selling"". 
is identified as a "saloon." Thus. ' 
the following addresses >>re alleged ^ 
"saloons": 

SOl West 48th street with Peler ' 
King, John M^aclc and Patrick J.''! 
McGulnness, defendants. 

8aI<>on and olive oil store at 451 
West 46th street. 

t^l^f^taurant. and safoon, 143 West 
43rcj street. ., ;^ 

Robert Tonhettl and John Inder-f^ 
tino, operators of the cabaret and[ 
saloon at 142 West 64(h street! ' " 

Saloon and club at 152 Wist 45th 
Street, With (George Lewis, Frank 
O'Brien and NazlmcUa Realty Co., 
d<^fendant8. 

Margaret V. Kelly, saloon and 
chophouse, 141 West 47th street. 

Saloon and restaurant, 2£4 West 
46tli street. 

Basement saloon, 231 ^est 46ih 
street. 

200 West 40tJ) street 

75 West 47th street. . 

The Question 3fark, Jac. (now 
known as Vanity Club) adjacent • 
to the Claridge hotel, 156 West 44th 
street, with Harry Condon named 
manager. 

Drug store and s^lbon, 226 Wes^ 
46tb street, witb Ifax S, Marck 
and &ol Stem, defendants, the lat- 
ter the owner of the real estate^ ' 
(The drug store (a called the. Red" 
Spot). 



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Reniiie Case Adjourned 

TorkvUl« Coort was Jammed 
with movie fans who expected to 
see Dorothy Glsh, cinema star, ap- 
pear in court accompanied by her 
husband, James Rennie, now play- 
ing in "Cape Smoke," and who was 
summoned to court by Charles 
Duell, head of Inspiration Pictures, 
Inc. The fans were disappolntt-d 
as Miss Glsh didn't appear. Rennie 
was accompanied by hl>. counsel. 
Hymle Bushel. 

Bushel asked the Court for an 
adjournment until March 11, stat- 
ing he only had been recently re- 
tained in the case and wanted time 
to familiarize himself with It. The 
adjournment was granted. Leaving 
the court, Bushel stated that he 
believed that Mr, Duell wa^ seeking 
cheap publicit.v. Duell refused to 
discuss the case with new.spaper-. 
men. 

Duel! charges that Rennie stopped 
him In the lobby of the building at 
665 6th avenue recently and, after 
seizing him b. the arm, declared 
he would "get blm" unless Duell 
withdrew testimony concerning 
Dorothy Glsh givsa it the trial of 
Duell's application to restrain the 
screen star from breaking hfcr con- 
tract with him. 



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ADMITS LXTERART THEFT 

Nicholas Anderson, ' 6S, English ' ^ 
performed, whose Idst professional 
connection was with onte of George 
Cohan's shows, about eight months 
ago, is in the Tombs aa'altlhg trial 
on a petty larceny charge. 

Anderson, last Friday evenlhs, " • 
roamed into Uverlght's book >hop '• ' 
on West 40tli street, helped himself'!^' 
to four books andieft without pay -•-'•"?''« 
ing for them. The books were valued -'■"< 
at $14. »^ 

The manner la which he catTled<A^- 
the books aroused the suspicions xit-m^m 
Policemaa Karwasky, of the West -t"'^'. 
47th street station, who questioned <;|l 
him. Anderson's answers were ev«» *-.». 
8lv« arkd the policeman took him 
back to the book store where the , 
books were Identified and Anderson '''~. 
w*8 charged with theft. He Bd-*^« 
mltted his tfullt, and was held for^®*^"*^ 
General Sessions later. 



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VARIETY 



NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



Wednesday, March 4, 1925 



TRINI 

With Royal Marimba Band (8) 

22 Mins.; FuM (Special) 

Palac* 

Trini Is the Spanlali ariist whose 
flrst appearance here was in a Shu- 
bert revua at the Winter Garden. 
Some weeks ago she was arinoun^'ed 
cast for "The Heart Thief," .1 
Ouitry play which Arch Selwyn 
tried out and shelved when two 
players were taken ill. Trlnl did 
not open with the play. Mary Na.sh 
was finally chosen. 

The Trinl tinn Is a production 
act, with allken liangings and cur- 
tains denoting considerable outlay, 
also her costumes. The Spanish 
girl Is classy and handsome. She 
has been well advised In framing 
the act, there being singing and 
musical support that measures up 
importantly. Warren Jackson, pos- 
sessed of a pleasant baritone and 
the nack of wearing clothes is 
Trini's chief aid. Hurtado's Royal 
Marimba Orchestra of Seville Is 
used for the dances, the house or- 
chestra also contributing for the 
song numbers. There are ■> eight 
players In the Marimba band, one 
man accompanying upon a native 
bass viol. 

The opening number following a 
special Ijrrio by Jackson, had Trinl 
in a gold lace and purple costume 
that almost distracted attention 
from her typically Spanish dance. 
A aong duet with Jackson a bit 
later found Trlnl rather cute with 
lyrics, the visitor speaking with lit- 
tle accent. The number "Didn't 
you" was also exclusive, though no. 
credit to the writer was programed. 

Trlnl returned to the Spanish for 
the closing number a tango, danced 
with Jackson, who was dolled up 
like a caballero. An Apache bit had 
Darlo Borzani. the silent aid of 
Trlnl. who sang In Spanish before 
the rough stuff began. 

The Trinl act has plenty of class 
for the beat of the big houses. 

nte. 



COVAN and RUFPIN ^ " 

Dancea 

11 Mins.; On* 

Palace 

Willie Covan and Leonard Ruffln 
are two clever dancers. They form 
about tis neat a colored team as 
has been around for years. That 
goes for dress and cleanness in the 
stepping. Covan was teamed with 
U. S. Thompson, appearing in vaudv- 
ville and most recently with "Dixie 
to Broadway." 

They are specQilists at tap danc- 
ing. First with a quick step 'num- 
ber and with a waltz tap the boys 
worked prettily find a slower meas- 
ure number was almost as effective. 
Getting down to acrobatics the 
team uncorked knee stuff that 
started many hands clapping and 
they earned an encore that sug- 
gested ragtime soldiers. 

On second they made good and 
will In any house even In a later 
spot. Ihee. 



TAYLOR, LAKE and RYAN 
Singing and Dancing 
fl Mins.; Ona; Full (Spacial) 
Majestic, Chicago 

Ghlcago. March 2. 

A novelty ainglrfl: and dancing trio 
conslstlns of two women and a man 
form tWa combination. The two 
girls open In one with an operatic 
number, displaying remarkable con- 
trol. GolRg Into full stage South- 
ern, number In front of a log cabin, 
has the dancer accompanying him- 
self on the banjo for a short routine. 
Back to "one" for some tap dancing 
by the man utilizing a chair' for 
some original steps. The turn goes 
to full again for a Swiss yodel - 
Ing number that Is backed up by a 
snow scene with silver tinsel trim- 
mings. Here the dancer contributes 
a snow ahoes dance that Is cleverly 
executed and also had a tendency to 
run toward comedy and got laughs. 

It Is a neatly constructed offering 
well routined and will survive on 
any vaudeville program. At this 
house the trio registered the ap- 
plause bit of the show. 



"FANTASIES OF 1925" (5) 

Dancing 

15 Mins.; Ona and Full Stage 

(Special) « 

Lee Stewart present. s this dancing 
act. It Is expensively rigged and 
has clever people, but lacks enough 
originality and showmanship to 
make it a real smash. It closed a 
hit show at the Slst Street In nice 
enough fashion, but In Its present 
shape the word "nice" Is Just about 
the most enthusiastic that might 
be applied to Its reception. 

The featured member Is Jean 
Upham, a toe dancer of grace and 
accomplishment. She scored with 
a doll dance and later In an' acro- 
batic toe specialty, in which she in- 
cluded the dtfncult revolving bit 
performed only by the most tal- 
ented. Alex Cherer assists her in 
the more classical dances while the 
genuine "hoofing" end Is taken care 
of by Dolores Orifflth and the Trana 
Brothers. Miss Griffith is a most 
personable "hot" stepper wjth lower 
extremities as nimble as they are 
shapely. The Trana Brothers dem- 
onstrate something sizzling in the 
way of Charlestons and other Jazz 
steps. 

The sets and drapes (there are 
five or six) are more or less of the 
Impressionistic, Russian design, al- 
though they do not follow any def- 
inite school of decoration. The cos- 
tumes, too, are costly and hand- 
aome. It is the routine that is hack- 
neyed and uninteresting, aside from 
the indlvldudl talent exhibited, 

Tha act Is a big- time attract i-n 
but n«t at all a dii-tlnctivG one.> 



ROBBINS' BALTIMOREANS (14) 

Band Act 

19 Mins>; Three (Velvet Drapes) 

Bobbins' Baltlmoreans. under the 
management of Frederick Robblns 
and directed by S. Robert Rc^bins,. 
has been playing the Century Roof, 
Baltimore, for the t>ast four years 
and has only taken advantage of a 
vaudeville flier because of the cafe's 
renovations. 

The orchestra numbers 11, in- 
cluding the leader, but also Intro- 
duces a separate Integral unit differ- 
entiated as the New Orleans Blue 
Blowers. This trio featur%3 "hot" 
rhythms by kazoo, traps -and banjo- 
gultar specialists. 

The combination has limitless 
possibilities, with proper coaching 
and direction. As a dance band It 
sounds great. The routine, bow- 
ever, requires editing. 

They open with a "blues" number, 
followed by a foxtrot arrangement 
of Dvorak's "Humoresque," with 
"Swanee River" • as the counter- 
motif. The "Blue Blowers. ' who 
produce weird Indigo modulations, 
akin to the Mound City Blue Blowers 
are dressed In white for contrast- 
ing. They are In a rear corner por- 
tion of the stage. For their specialty, 
they should be brought forward. The 
trio does nothing but sit around le- 
fore and after Its own specialty. 

A radio number won considerable 
attention. It has Bobbins with ear- 
phones sitting before a prop receiv- 
ing set. He tunes in on one band, 
the sarcastic announcement being 
pointed to bring out the undepend- 
IbiUty of the average radio receiver. 
A cacaphony of noises break up the 
band selections, including bed-time 
story Instructions, organ solos, etc. 
Aimed for comedy purposes, it didn't 
miss, It is also good theatrical pro- 
paganda against radio, broadly 
stressing the latter's unreliability 
for faithful enterta*ratent. 

The band closes with "Sans" In 
great, style but why repeat the same 
number twice In the routine? The 
New Orleans Blue Blowers also did 
a chorus thereof. 

. The act clicked at the lir.<adway 
and qualifies as a likely band turn 
for the .Intermediary houses. 



MMLK. MAQOA ■RAND «) 

Coneart Phiiictt 

21 JIUw.1 Pun Stat* (SpMial) 

Hippodrom* 

Mile. Brard la a Frencb concert 
planlste. Sh* haa Juat concluded 
her American concert tour and la 
appearing for on« week In yaude- 
vllle. 

Max Bendiz, lata aaslstast con- 
ductor of tha Metropolitan, la In 
the pit conducting. Mr. Bendlx 
mounts the atage for "Ave Maria" 
to play violin to Mile. Brard'a 
piano and M. Harrold's tenor vocal 
rendition. 

A special set boxed the planlste 
in full atage with black drapes on 
either side of the box set. A mov- 
ing atage effect brought her down 
Into the apron and her position at 
the piano while biding ber face 
mostly allowed for clear vision of 
her execution. 

Her opening selection was the 
first movement of the concerto in 
A Minor (Greig). Scherxo-Con- 
ccrta O Minor (Saint-Saena) fol- 
lowed with Valae an encore. Ave 
Maria with Bendlx and Harrold 
waa rendered in "one" with the 
piano puahed out for tbat purpose. 
Mlsa Brard In an effort to retrieve 
her own piano seat from the dark 
receasea of fall atage groped 
aroond considerably before she 
tatkomed the mystery of the cen- 
ter opening M the black plush 
drapes. 

Tbe act made a decided latpres- 
sion at the Hippodrome and regis- 
ters aa a class turn for anywhere 
where a spot exlsta for this type of 
turn. Con. 



HAZEL CROSBY and CO. (1) 

Songa 

15 Mins.; One (Special) 

State 

Hazel Crosby ha.s been doing a 
singing single for several years. She 
is an attractive blonde, with a 
splendid singing voice, and a sure- 
pop method of selling her stuff Her 
support consists of a male pianist. 

A novelty ballad serves its pur- 
pose as an opener, after which tJre 
singer follows with a cycle woven 
around a broadcasting station, 
where she has hcarc^ several celeb- 
rities do their stuff. The Galll 
Curcl number gave her voice its 
best opportunity, although' all of her 
contributions, were well done. 

Went over nicely in the deuce. 
Has a routine and voice that can- 
rot miss. /:<lba. 



JACK and RITA LA PEARL 

Comedy Skit 

12 Mins.; One 

City : 

Jack and Rita La Pearl secure 
howls on their entrance because of 
their get-up which is <|p(tremely 
comical. They fjn dressed as 
"rubes" of the "Down in Arkansas" 
type, and besides their astounding 
clothes wear particularly fljnny 
'cross-eyed expressions on their 
faces. They open wltii the song 
mentioned above, delivering it in 
nasal, exaggerated voices that bet- 
ter-class audiences would probably 
consider idiotic rather than laugh- 
able. The City crowd gobbled it 
up however. .. 

Next tbe man proposes from a 
formula given in a "Sears Saw- 
buck" catalogue and on being ac- 
cepted performs the ceremony him- 
self, since he Is a justice of the 
peace. Some of the talk Is really 
funny, and some is decidedly blue, 
the two varieties overlapping more 
than once. The couple are clever 
in their way, but the characters 
they play have no appeal other 
than to the sense of low comedy and 
hokum. • 

The closing Is another character- 
istic soncT snfl dance. The woman 
gets most her laughs here by ex- 
hibiting a very Ions pair of that 
seven letter word beginning with 
D and much more mentlonable 
when found in bureaus and desks 
than on ladles' legs. 

In spite of its crudity, the act 
will entertain any none-too-dls- 
crimlnatlng audience and can fill 
the trey spot easily In the smaller 
houses. 



FRALEY and PUTNAM 
Rope Dancing, Talk 
11 Mins.; One (Special) 
Sth Ave. 

Ml.Ttd team before in a drop in 
"one" depicting the extorfir of the 
Madison Square Garden's wild west 
rodeo. Comedy opening is employed. 
Their rope dancing is featured In 
the routine. The act inipreses cliiefly 
after thefr costume change to the 
white and rhlnestono western trap- 
pings. 

They opened hero and fared pass- 
ably well, qualifying okay for the 
Introductory In '^he intr7me<llnry 
houscB. ^ Abtl. 



"THE REVIEW OF REVUES" (6) 
Singing, Dancing and Violin 
17 Mine.; Full Stage (Special) 
City 

One of those formula-made 
"flash" acts which opens and closes 
with a tenor warbling sonoethlng 
about "Most every act in vowder- 
viUe," going on to say in what re- 
spect this one is to be unique and then 
doing exactly what alV<<the rest have 
done since time immemorial. The 
title, cleverly paraphrased from the 
periodical, may not mean a thing to 
small-time audiences, but will do 
as well aa any other. 

The tenor in this case, really has 
a most pleasing voice, although the 
numbers he sings almost succeed in 
disguising ' the fact. He Introduces 
five girls, one or two of them tal- 
ented and the others evening the 
score. A Russian acrobatic dancer 
Is the best and lifts up the act near 
the finish with her specialty. The 
others are rag singer, violinist, toe 
dancer, and Jazz hoofer. 

The set Is not bod but the cos- 
tumes, although great fuss is made 
about them ° in tbe lyrics, neither 
pretty nor becoming. The act Is 
lacking In Innovations of practically 
any description. However it's K. O. 
for the lesser theatres.,, , 



MARTHA PRVOR-JACK DENNY 

Orchestra (10) 
Band and Songs 

SO Mina; Three (Special Drapes) 
5th Ave.. 

New combination for Martha 
Pryor, who formerly had the Harold 
Sterp band with her. Jack Denny 
and his orchestra were formerly 
)^lth Bobble Folsom. The new com- 
bination as disclosed at this hOuse 
is not a happy one as presently 
framed. 

The act runs overlong and slug- 
gishly with few if any individual 
hlgl^lghts, Instrumentally or vcally. 
Miss Pryor's song routine is not of 
the best selection. The band has no 
opportunity Jot dlstlngulshment, 
ofilciating chiefly for accompaftiment 
purposes excepting for a violin solo 
and an alleged comedy bass viol 
number. 

The instrumentation is unique be- 
cause of its absence of any brass. 
Two pianos are employed with Mr. 
Denny at one for a spell, but direct- 
ing for the main. There are four 
saxophonists, three violins, bass and 
drums. ' Instrumentally, the band 
sounds satisfactory even with the 
lack, of the brass. 

The act's routine requires editing. 

Aheh 



KISMET SISTERS AND CO. (1) 
Hand Balancing 
11 Mine.; Full 

A combination of two women and 
a boy that offer a rather nicely 
staged routine of feats of strength. 
The larger of the two wom^n acts 
as the understander in practically 
throughout although the big sus- 
pense t^Jck of the act Is offered by 
the boy. 

The turn Is one that* Is equally 
good for the )]lg time spotted early 
and for the outdoors in front of the 
grandstand. The women ihake it 
an exceptional flash for tAe latter. 

At the opening the two women 
offer several neat feats' of hand-to- 
hand work, some on a pedestal and 
others on the stage. Then the boy, 
working on a table, builds an 
eight-eight stand of bricks while 
balancing himself on his hands and 
lifting himself with -each brick 
added To accomplish this it .Is 
necessary for him to make several 
rather difficult bits of balancing 
and it was done In a tricky, show- 
man-like maniier that eig-ned ap- 
plause. 

For a finish the two women on 
a high pedestal do a revolving bit, 
while the boy down stage does a 
head balance on a revolving stand. 

Fred. 



BROOKS and POWERS 
Singing, Piano and Dancing 
15 Mins-; One 
State 

Slielton Brooks, colored comic 
and composer, and Allle Powers, 
colored, appeared as a team some 
time ago and disbanded, reuniting 
again for the Florence Mills' mu- 
sical, "Dixie to Broadway," in which 
they recently closed. They are now 
presumably, set - for vaudeville with 
a new routine. 

Argimientative chatter abounding 
in laugh material brings them on 
and holds them :for the flrst few 
opening minutes, witlv^^r. Brooks 
then taking his place at the Ivory 
board, accompanying Mr. Powers 
for a ballad, and following up with 
a comedy solo of his own. A re- 
,peat of Brooks' former pop' suc- 
cesses, with Powers handling the 
vocalizing, and a song and dance 
by Brooks brought the act to a fast 
finish. 

Got hit honors of this bill In next 
to closing, and can easily duplicate 
it anywhere with their present rou- 
tine, which is sure-fire. Edha. 



LANE and BYRON 

Comedy, Talk, Songa and Sance 

15 Min.; One 

Sth Ave. 

George Lane, teamed wi:h sev- 
eral different "straight" men and 
recently with a woman, is doing 
practically the same routine with 
Byron, his latest vls-a-.vls. Mr. 
Byron handles a ballad nicely, but 
should rejuvenate his pop song 
material. He Is wanting In stage 
presence, which could easily be cor- 
rected by eliminating th» "strut- 
ting" and shuffling style of locomo- 
tion. 

The act structure remains the 
same. A new addition is the bird 
calls eomedy that is worthy. 

I.iano .suggests he'd be a popular 
burlesque comedian, from which he 
may have graduated, although in 
vaudeville for* many seasons. The 
act Is one of fhOse sure-fire comedy 
routines for the three-a-dayers and 
likely to be in demand in that field, 
but not beyond or above it. Abel. 



EDDIE POV and PAMILV <4) 
"At the Studio," Comedy, Singina 

and Daneina - 
15 Mins.: One and Three (Special) 
City 

The new Foy txttn finds the family 
batting an attendance percentage 
of .S71. That means four of the 
seven kids are on hand, plenty, with 
their dad as .an added attraction. 
to provide a quarter of an hour's 
enlivening entertainment. The two 
girls, Mary and ^fadelihe, are both 
with the turn b>»t Just which two of 
the five boys are present takes a 
better statistician than this re- 
viewer. However, as Bryan is di- 
recting comedies on the coast, and 
Charlie la doing a new act some 
placev^ this has probably the two 
youngest or thereabouts. ^ 

Whether Billy Jerome, who 
helped Eddie Writo the former 
family acts, was In on this one is 
not known. While It suffices to 
surround the talents of the tribe 
It does not compare In - cleverness 
with most of the earlier Foy turns. 
The opening is a travesty on the 
films, with one of the.son^ direct-, 
Ing a picture In which' liis fiad 
plays a rounder who has abandoned 
a girl and a baby. Eddie's famed 
mugging Is still as comical as ever 
but aside from that he does little. 
The bit Is fairly funny and that's 
alL 

A radio Idea with Eddie turning 
the dials while the family sings and 
announces off stage is better. In- 
cidentally this bit provides a great 
ad for the Rova radio chain stores. 
aa tbe name is smeared across the 
set 1ft letters that can be seen from 
anywhere in the hou':e. 
» The scene shifts to three and the 
kids go into their regular routine 
of singing and dancing, with the 
older Foy Just clowning along with 
them and getting laughs by sock- 
ing his youngest son around the 
stage. The ability of the family at 
these arts la well known and no 
trouble was experienced in securing 
half ft dozen bows. Eddie pulKd 
his familiar bit of pointing to him- 
self and shouting "all mine" and 
then begged off ^Ith a speech in 
which he said It had been a hard 
thing to get the act together and 
he didn't think he could assemble 
another one like it now. , 



-UNCLE" DAVE MACON - 1 

Banjo Playing and Talk 

25 Mins.; One 

Loew'a Crescent, New Orleana 

New Orleanp, Feb. 27. 
"Uncle" Dave Macon is from the 
hills of Tennessee. He Is aslsted 
by Flddlin* Sid, from the rural lanes 
also. The pair were dug out of tile 
bushes by the manager of the Loew 
house at Birmingham, who played 
them up and down as an extra at- 
traction for five weeks. In the 
Alabama city they were accredited 
a riot. 

a 

Then they stepped down to Mem- 
phis. Not quite so good there. A 
couple of weeks, with the theatro 
stretching It to hold them that long. 

Their opening here was a sincero 
disappointment. The local manager, 
at the behest of the press depart* 
ment In New York, played them up 
in circus fashion, but they did not 
merit the publicity by any mean^ 

Just a rube banjolst of ordinary 
calibre and an average guiter strum* 
mer. Between were stories that 
have filtered into the hamlets from 
the big places; songs ditto. 

They were In "one" with little or 
no showmanship apl)arent and 
lapses that could not be bridged. In 
oostuming they ran to the conven- 
tional, with overalls, wide brimmed 
straw hats, red handkerchiefs, and 
the rest of it. Their 25 minutes 
could have easily been clipped to 
12, which would Just about have 
omitted the silent lulls. 

Spotted third during the engage- 
ment in this city, the country fel- 
lows earned only a lukewarm recJep- 
tlon, which caused the management 
to retain them for a week only. 
Another six days In Atlanta, and ' 
they may return to the farm. 

Southern' vaudeville will remem- 
ber the pair as Just another "flash 
in the pan." Samuel 



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BEAUTIES RACE 

(Contlnutd ft.-m page 1) 
ocean front promenade. 

The interest, which started mildly . 
enough, has now grown amazingly. 
It has reached the point where vis- 
itors are organizing teams of the 
fair sex to challenge the local bath- 
ing beauties to races. This affair, it 
is planned, will be held In the "Veni'-e 
Ballroom, and several valuable 
prizes awarded. 

Every morning finds a bunch of 
males on hand early to watch the 



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Wednesday. llArcli 4, 1925 



VAUDEVILLE REVIEWS 



VARIETY 



13 



PALACE 

The bill this week rates aa highly 
•nterUinlng with the first portion 
{aix act*) lively and effective. 
Monday night there was a aucces- 
»lon of excellent scorea and aevera.1 
aafned "apoeches." 

There was a distinctly SimnlBh 
atmosphere to no less than three 
acta, includinar Trinl (Now Acta), 
the Spanish artist who made her 
vaudeville debut. For the event the 
Ambassador llrom Spain occupied 
lower box B with a party, remain- 
ing throughout the show. Attend- 
ance approximated capacity, Trlni 
accounting for some of the draw. 

Comedy was the real factor, how- 
ever, the show starting with laugh- 
ter and serving that welcome dish 
through 60 percent of the proceed- 
ings. The claas visitor, Trinl, was 
therefore well surrounded. Just 
ahead of the Spanish maid Be^J 
Lahr and Mercedes capered to galea 
of merriment. Lahr is an excep- 
tional clown, even if he did cl.ilm 
to have "soclced" Mercedes to sleep. 
Miss Mercedes was dolled up in a 
Spanish frock and a comb as big 
aa Trini'a set off her coiffure. 

Benny Ljponard, closing intermis- 
alon, followed the girl from Madrid 
and went across easily. The Pal- 
ace had a eet rule against playing 
professional boxers, Leonard being 
the exception. The applause upon 
his appen ran :e must have reminded 
Benny of the Garden. Leonard han 
switched some of those jokes, which 
now are Included in a rhymed clos- 
ing, and sound much better than in 
the original form. Part of this sea- 
son Benny worked successfully with 
Herman and Sammy Timbcrg, but 
the routine Is Just as good with 
George Mayo in the comedy assign- 
ment and Charles Marsh doinir 
straiKlit. 

Opening intermission, Qoidon Doo- 
ley and Martha Morton again sup- 
plied Spanish stuff, this time for 
laughing purposes. The burlesque 
fandango had the house in an up- 
roar. In coaxing Miss Morton to 
try to warble Dooley said: "If 
Benny Leonard can recite out here 
you have a right to sing." The 
youngest, daughter of the Morton 
family lines up as a vaudeville thor- 
oughbred. She looks good, knows 
how to handle lyiics and is a mighty 
clever dancer. The couple encored 
with a slow motion flirtation bit 
that clicked. Credit is given to 
Clarence Gaskell for special songs, 
but there is no chance for such in 
this combination. 

Lillian Shaw after a long absence 
took the next-to-closing spot and 
delivered. Her routine seems un- 
changed in any particular, the Wop 
and vamp numbers preludingr the 
bridal and baby carriage bits. Ex- 
tended comment with the bridal 
number was worked for real laughs 
ultimately, while the baby episode 
again carried her through to suc- 
cess. Several "Unes" in the latter 
number are certainly not delicate, 
but pertaining to an infant they 
pass as they have in the past. Miss 
Shaw was on 25 minutes. 

Lillian Lcitzel on the Palace bill 
and May WIrth at the Hippodrome 
are reminders that circus time at 
Madison Square Garden Is near at 
hand. Miss Leltzel was coy about 
her tiny frock, but she accomplished 
the routine without pause and 
landed for a sure hit. 

William Gaxton and Co. In 
"Kisses," which served him prior to 
his appearance with the Music Box 
•how, waa spotted well down the bill 
with th« S. Jay Kaufman playlet. 
In comparison to the balance of the 
fehow "Kisses" waa a very quiet In- 
terlude, yet' drew a good measure 
of applause. 

Johnaon and Baker, with funny 
hat Juggling, fumlahed the opening 
giggles and plenty of them. The 
house was In early, which was a 
break for the team, the boya being 
called out before the curtain. Willie 
Covan and Leonard Ruffln (New 
Acta), colored, danced it prettv in 
the second spot. The Mounterst an 
exceptional quartet of equilibrists, 
closed and held the house. The 
downward hand Jumping descent 
from pyramided tables and chairs 
caught on, but tlie reverse of the 
feat' looked remarkable. Ihtt. 



HIPPODROME 

Another big, smooth -playing bill. 
The first half was considerably 
switched after the Monday matinee, 
but the second iialf remained aa was. 
The bill held several circus acta, but 
In between was a plentiful array of 
variety and vaudeville. 

The most imposing of the class 
entries was Mile. Magda Brard (New 
Acts), the French pianlste, with Max 
Bendix conducting. The turn was 
heavy with class, but beautifully 
mounted, and proved good vaude- 
ville. It was spotted two after inter- 
mission and followed Meehan's Ca- 
nines. The Mechan turn was given 
a presentation. The Foster girls, in 
summery attire, wandered around 
while Meehan's poodles were pulling 
the "ahs" and "ohs" from the femi- 
nine contingent. The leaping grey- 
hounds leaped to their usual favor, 
the act scoring a strong ^ect and 
going for generous applaus^. 

Lupino I^ne followed the French 
pianiste, and. although working imder 
a severe handicap, didn't spare him- 
self in his difflf ult routine of dances. 
Lane favored a fractured right arm, 
nccoKliiiR to report, but it was not 
discernible from the front. He did 



spirals, nlp-upa, tumbling, acrobatic 
and eccentric dances without let-up> 
Hia opening dance calls for an exit 
through a trap door, the English 
comic disappearing from view like 
an outfielder chasing a fly ball in 
Pottsvllle, Pa. The Fosterettes were 
on twice here, scoring with ballet 
atepa in Tommy Atkins costumes 
and later in short skirts. Lane sang 
three comedy songs, two sounding 
Ekigllsh. The first was "Doo Wacka 
Doo," which fits hia style and de- 
livery like a swimming cap. He is 
breaking the Jump between Zlegfeld's 
"Follies" and motion pictures by a 
four weeks' plunge into vaudeville. 

May Wirth closed the show and 
held even the commuters with her 
brilliant equestrianism. She is as- 
sisted by Noko, the comedy riding 
male who replaced Phil Wirth in the 
turn. The opening, with Miss Wirth 
singing a popular song, proved novel 
and well liked, the quality of her 
voice aurprising those not familiar 
with her versatility. It's a eight, 
action and class act. 

Frank Shields, on Just ahead with 
his rope spinning on the globe and 
ladder, missed more than usual, but 
entertained with the difficult routine 
and manipulation of the larlata. 

The Arnaut Brothers scored the 
hit of the first half. Spotted fourth, 
they opened strongly with their mu- 
sical duets and clowning with the 
chair. The acrobatic violin playing 
followed, with the "Two Loving 
Birds'" closing. The brothers have 
a new drop for the birds, but the 
whistling bit and the balance of the 
act remains the same. It went heavy 
at the Hip and appeared to be new 
to most of the customers. 

Orville Harrold followed, singing 
four songs to nice returns. Harrold's 
voice was just sulte<l to the accous- 
tlcs hero, and his repertoire was se- 
lected with a rare knowleidge for 
vaudeville values. Two .semi -classics 
were the nearest approach to any- 
thing heavy. 

The Cansinos, No. 3, danced their 
way to favor In tlieir Spanish turn, 
as.sisted by the Hippodrome girls. 
Elisa, Eduardo, Angel and Paco 
scored throughout with double, solo 
and ensemble dances of Spain. They 
remain league leaders at their style 
of work. 

Martha Pryor, Jack Denny and 
Hotel Astor Roof Garden Orchestra 
closed the first half without starting 
anything in a stereotyped, conven- 
tional routine of songs by Miss 
Pryor and numbers by the orchestra. 
The turn doesn't hold anything new 
and is as punchless as aqua. Miss 
Pryor'a cabaret personality may 
have been swamped by the Hipp's 
hugeness, but her song delivery 
doesn't average high. Judged by 
vaudeville standards. 

Five Avolons, a fast, snappy wire 
act, opened, with the Four Bellhops 
deucing. The hops were confined to 
acrobatics here and did five zowie 
mlnutea to big applause. 

Business hale and hearty, but not 
capacity downstairs. Con, 

RIVERSIDE 

Run off aa it waa, or played as 
programed, the Riverside would 
have disclosed a strong show on 
one half and blah on the other. The 
rearraagemeBt was probably with a 
view to makio;g the tag-end strong 
and leave that InA^resslon upper- 
most. Thus, Ethel Grey Terry's 
dramatic sketch, Kramer and Boyle 
and the Cameo Ramblera (band) 
closing made for the strong after- 
piece. The original programing 
would have transferred the most 
favorable impression to the fore- 
part. 

As played, Miacahua, the Brazilian 
wire artiste with her sensational 
aerial work which Is all the more 
astonishing In view of the absence 
of balancing pole or umbrella, was 
a smacking opener. Dave and Tres- 
sle, colored, twiced. The team has 
discarded the "hot" band formerly 
with them. Dave's extraordinary 
hoofing clicked ae ever. 

The Yip-Yip- Yaphankera were 
brought down from closing to No. 3. 
Their variety atuff of knockabout, 
hoke, harmony and acrobatica made 
for a bright interlude. Mr. and Mrs. 
Jimmy Barry with their bucolic 
conception were liked. 

Erneat Evans' dance revue, "Rip- 
ples of 1925," closed the first half. 
The act is not strictly vaudeville. 
That It haa been playing around for 
some time (originally reviewed a 
year ago) belles any captioua criti- 
cism. However, Evans is too polite 
a personality to be limiting him- 
self to a flash act. A teaming with 
a per.ionable dance partner might 
make for a far happier Impression. 
As It Is, most of the burdens are 
shouldered by the "Co." with Evans 
gracing the stage In comparatively 
meager interludes. 

Miss Terry in Wlllard Mack's 
dranuitic thriller, "Sharp Tools." is 
a "cheating cheaters" proposition on 
the twist. The obvious about the 
supposed crook pair turning out to 
be central ofllce operatives happens, 
but handled by the excellent com- 
pany It Is fairly convincing. Carl 
Gerard. Edward Lynch iand Edwin 
Sturgis are capable support. Withal, 
a (?ood sketch for vaudeville. 

Kramer and Boyle filled the much 

needed want for comedy with a 

vengeance. Kramer is an effective 

if sometimes brash comic and Boyle 

is as smoolh a straight as ever foiled 



for a comedian's nonsense. How- 
ever, if the Keith-Albee edict 
against material goes, that "Jewlah 
mountain" gag should never have 
gone beyond the first matinee, if 
that far. 

The Cameo Ramblers closed. The 
orchestra of nine under Harry 
Tucker's direction la booked Jointly 
with Kramer and Boyle. Aa it 
stands it's Juat another of the many 
good bands, but that opinion is open 
to qualillcation in view of the many 
Interludes and intrualons by Kramer 
and Boyle. The latter's ballad offer- 
ings were legitimately impressive. 
Kramer cut up aplenty on the com- 
edy end. A6cJ. 



STATE 

Neither Monday night nor Lent 
nicked Loew'a State noticeably. The 
bouse held cai>aclty as usual and a 
good show, with the Metro-Goldwyn 
feature picture, "The Great Divide," 
added. 

The six acta listed held four 
standards and two others ahowing 
new returns. The latter were Hasel 
Crosby and Co. in the deuce and 
Shelton Brooks and Allle Powers in 
next to ahut (New Acts). 

Joseph Jordan was back at his 
baton wielding post after a aiege of 
illness, pepping up the boys in the 
pit for a corking overture which 
proved an adequate pacemaJcer. 

Selraa Braatx led the act proces- 
sion with some clever Juggling and 
the same agility aa ever. Miss 
Crosby came next with songs. 

Matthews and Ayres laesoed. the 
first laughs with snappy repartee, 
glorifying the meal hound and 
mortifying the tightwad. A beach 
setting for a background and a 
couple at the beach with the male 
division refusing even to whet no 
less than satisfy the appetite of his 
companionable food destroyer 
formed the skein of the comedy 
chatter. At the climax rather than 
see the poor kid suffer he shot her 
and carried her off to the accom- 
paniment of incessant howling from 
in front. 

Hockey and Green's "Stars of the 
Future" revealed a sextet of comely' 
girls whom the producers claim to 
have culled from choruses of Broad- 
way musicals and are giving them 
a chance in specialties. Each of 
the girls contributes either singing 
or dancing or both and all' struck a 
popular note with this audience. A 
closing plea for those out front to 
pilot them over the waves to star- 
dom provided an adequate finale 
with all the girls stepping In speedy 
tempo for the ring-down. Brooks 
and Powers followed on and goaled 
them with darktown chatter and 
songs, incidentally grabbing the 
show. 

Gell Mann'a "Bandbox Revue" 
proved another of those delightful 
flashes peopled by a clever dancing 
team, Ruiz and Bunnie, and a seven - 
piece orchestra. A Spanish tango 
spacing the two other contributions 
hit for the beat reaults of the rou- 
tine, although the Jazz dance at the 
ficish waa one of the peppieat exhi- 
bitions seen herabouts in some time. 

FAha. 



by Wanzer and Palmer with a talk- 
ing skit in front of a spe:;Ial dror 
that hit right betwen the eyea of 
those in front. 

Finishing the bill Jean Bedlnl of- 
fered seven minutes of plate Jug- 
gling and followed It with the an- 
nouncement of the Impromptu skit.* 
that were to be offered. A bit of 
cross-fire between BedinI and Edd It- 
Nelson, supposedly the stage man- 
ager for the occasion, put the audi- 
ence In the right frame of mind tf> 
accept the burlesque sklt.i. Frequent 
reference was made to the "dirt 
shows" of Broadway. There was a 
French and English version of a Mt 
that looked and listened risque In 
the former language, but whl<-li 
proved to be simple fare done In 
English. There were also a couple 
of innocuous stage stories drama- 
tized that proved highly laughable. 
The finish was the old story of the 
physlcl.'in called In to attend tbe 
cook, who finds that she l.s felgnlnp 
illne.ss to collect her bark salary. 
and he tells her to move over, as 
they also owe him. It was a wow 
for a finisher with the Broadway 
crowd. Frfd. 



BROADWAY 

All around good vaudeville enter- 
tainment by the seven-act bill. The 
show waa long on comedy, and that 
always makes for good vaudeville. 
In addition to the seven acta there 
were a series of skits offered after 
the finish of the bill itself under the 
direction of Jean Bedlnl. As an 
added attraction there were alao a 
few thrills contributed by the blast- 
ing for the new subway, the charges 
seeming to be ^t off right under 
the seats of the audience, but 
through the Judicious usage of a 
slide at the beginning of the per- 
formance and the framing with the 
arts to kid each of the explosions 
those in front did not become un- 
easy, and the house took it as a 
Joke. 

There was alao a revival of the 
Charles Chaplin comedy, "The Pawn- 
shop," as well as the featin-e, "I Am 
the Man," with Lionel Barrymore 
as the star ahown. 

Following the overture the Equlllo 
Brothers qualified aa one of the 
hits with their extremely clever ex- 
position of hand-to-hand balancing. 
Those boya work with outatanding 
ease, and their laat trick ia a whiz 
from the standpoint of showman- 
ship. Burt Earle and hia octet of 
young ladles followed. There may 
i>e orchestraa that can do more to 
slaughter a melody, but It's doubt- 
ful. It may be the fault of the 
arrangements that they are playing, 
but whatever the cause the effect 
la there, and It's bad. 

A lift came to the show with the 
advent of "Singing" Eddie Nelson. 
No. 3, who soon had the audience 
back In good humor again. Nel."<on 
went after those in front with five 
iwngs for IS mlnutea and walloped 
'em. James Coughlln, In "The 
Cure," was a laughing wallop with 
his hoke hospital act. It was laugh 
after laugh from beginning to the 
end. and the audience ate it up. 

E<llth Clasper in "Variety" thai 
delight in dance waa another real 
hit of the bill. The girl with her 
pair of dancing partners went riKht 
along with the audience's mood at 
ihls stage of the proceedings and 
snored heavily. Next to closing an- 
other comedy novelty waa presented 



CITY 

The show at the City the first half 
cost someone a lot of money unless 
the acta played at terrific cuts. The 
bill has the odor of money, as there 
are nine acts, two really big names 
and another pair standard troupers, 
as well as the George Beban film, 
"Greatest Thing In Life," a Benny 
Leonard fight picture and the usual 
assortment of Fox news reels and 
comedies. 

The wherefore for all this is anni- 
versary week, billed heavily outside 
the house. The lights say 10 act.9, 
a slighter exaggeration than usual 
for the Cify management, which 
makes a practice of playing eight 
when they bill 10 and six when they 
bill eight. Business Monday night 
was better than usual, but not 
capacity. 

The two headline's, sharing equal 
hurrah out front, were Eddie Foy 
and his bi-oud and Francis Renault. 
Foy. playing seventh spot, scored a 
legitimate hit in "At the Studio" 
(New Acts), his latest turn, IiT which 
four of his youngsters appear. 

Renault, fifth, gave the City crowd 
what waS probably the richest dis- 
play of clothes they have had in 
years. Offhand it would seem an act 
of this description might have a 
battle of it in the 14th street house, 
but the magnificent gowns soon 
landed the women, and the men 
couldn't fall to admire the imper- 
sonator's complete mastery of the 
mysteries of femininity. Renault let 
slide a couple of remarks about the 
"gang from Houston street on the 
shelf," that showed his nerve, if 
nothing else. 

George Morton, following, opened 
with a few cracks about Renault 
that were In bad taste and slowed up 
the entire beginning of his act. Mor- 
ton, In fact, ia capable of doing a 
much better turn than he gave at 
this performance. He has discarded 
blackface make-up, using a sort of 
Henry Lewis get-up and atyie that 
doesn't become him nearly as well. 

The balance of the bill was typical 
of the house, although Butler and 
Parker gave the show a definite blg- 
tlme touch next to ahut. Ann But- 
ler's "Hebe" showgirl has been tested 
in the legit as well as In vaudeville 
and found to be a topnotch perform- 
ance. Parker's feeding ia entirely 
satisfactory. 

Anthony opened with hia veteran 
musical turn, followed by another 
trled-and-true pop act, Holden and 
Graham, with their shadowgraphs. 
Third, James Kennedy and Co. 
smacked across a laughing wallop 
with their skit about the couple who 
wanted to get divorced until the jus- 
tice started to abuse them. 

Jack and Rita La Pearl (New 
Acta) were next, with low "hick" 
comedy, while "The Review of Re- 
vues" (New Acta), a conventional 
flash, cloaed a two-and-a-half-hour 
show. 



over. This in a measure offsets any 
vocal shortcomings. They liked her. 

One of the first sur«»-llre smaslas 
was made by Brooks and N.u e. 
They went right along to laughs and 
a'pplau.«e, with George Brooks doing 
well with an acrol)atIc dance tliit 
would have Impressed more .*tron>:ly 
had not slmll.ir stuff been done by 
i"he opening turn. Miss Nace was 
announced as being of Cherokee In- 
dian descent In an Introdurtlon by 
Brooks prior to her appearance in 
irlb.il regalia a la Broadway for a 
dance. 

In succession followefT iwi^ hang- 
up hits, the Jack i'owei; Sextet 
landing two ways, one on lt.» music 
and the other on Powell's comedy 
drumming. Powell found the G. 
O. H. crowd receptive for his tricks, 
and he made the best of them all 
tlie way. Powell's band could stay 
.1 week and play a quick return date. 
Judging from the way the audience 
howled, applauded and whistled for 
more. Powell works in blackface. 

Then Kendell, Byton and Slater In 
a fjpiral comedy turn, timely and 
amusing. A studio Is caating a plc- 
lUre to be known as "The Origin of 
.Man," with the atraight man as the 
studio manager, the comic as a tele- 
phone Inspector who makes mince- 
meat of the English language, and a 
young woman who has little to do 
other than wear an abbreviated out- 
fit to represent Eve at the finish. 
The act bowled the house over with 
laughter. 

Marion's Dogs cloaed. This ani- 
mal turn is given a production pet- 
ting, with the doga doing soma 
clever work. . . Mark. 



GRAND OPERA HOUSE 

With the class of Independent 
vaudeville booked into the Grand, 
and the house offering a feature 
film, news reel and a two-reeled 
comedy, the business continues very 
big. There waa a recent attempt 
to dlarupt the unrfbrmly KY>od re- 
turna by an untoward happening 
in the audience which waa cut short 
by the police later when they nabbed 
a man who had turned loose some 
smelly substance, but all this seems 
to have been forgotten, as biz is on 
the right aide of the ledger. 

Monday night the crowd was not 
only large but' keenly appreciative 
of the entire bill, which swung Into 
several large-sized hits before the 
evening had waned. A Mack Sen- 
nett (Pathe) comedy started the 
snow laughingly. Pathe also copped 
the news reel feature, but fhe main 
film was Fox's "Coast of Folly." 

Jordan and Unydcr, male dancer.s. 
with acrobatics their main support, 
scored nicely, the wlndup In par- 
ticular putting them over here. 
Blllle Dascliau. blonde 'Xinging con\- 
edlenne, offered a routine that wnn 
easily comprehended, one song In 
particular depending upon lis lyrl .• 1 
construction to s'^ore. MIs-h Da.s^liiii. 
.stands close to the foolTlt;hti u\\<\ 
makes sure that every woid gnli« 



GYP TICKET STANDS 

(Continued from page 1) 

Banton Is reported securing evidence 
by having his own men purchn.se 
tickets in the suspected agencies 
and branches. 

One of the hotel stands is known 
to have flagrantly violated the 60- 
cent law, charging $6 each for 
tickets priced at $3.30 for an at- 
traction now In Ita alxth month. 
The aame hotel la alleged to have 
gone further, nicking patrons as 
much an |9 each for tickets for a 
newly arrived dramatic aucceaa. 

Using L«aitimats Agsney 

Perhaps the moat offensive prac- 
tice of thia hotel ia copping more 
than Its allotment by "digging 
tickets" from a strict 50 -cent pre- 
mium agency and reselling for 100 
per cent, more than paid the le- 
gitimate broker. Such tickets were 
stamped with the 60-cent broker's 
name and the price paid but the gyp 
hotel stand asked and secure- the 
gyp prices anyhow. One purchaser 
thus nicked brought the Btuba to 
the 60-cent premium office, asking 
what Interest It had In the hotel 
stand. It was explained how the 
tickets were "dug" and how it ia 
virtually Imposaible to detect "dig- 
gers." 

In addition to the hotel stand, 
controlled by a Broadway ticket 
agency, one or more supposed 60- 
cent agencies are reported among 
those against which evidence has 
been secured. 

A New York daily may begin a 
campaign against gyp ticket aelllng. 

Under the law the bond of $1,000 
may be forfeited for violation of the 
state law and the license to sell Is 
revoked upon proof of guilt. A 
double risk, however, pertalna to 
Illegal premluma, the government 
having a claim for one-half of the 
premium aecured In excess of 5* , 
cents. 

UQUOR PRICES 

(Continued from page 1) 

be delivered at a lower rate. 

Two scales mostly mentioned are 
for Scotch whiskey, with the guar- 
anteed brand at t&5 a caae, while 
the other la held at t4S, and- gin at 
$46 for the alleged genuine, while 
the aynthetic can be had for |20 a 
caae. 

Otherwlae the liquor bootlegging 
quotations in New York have not 
appreciably altered of late. The 
$55 quotation for good Scotch is $3 
off from th« price for ths aame 
quality per caae of a month ago. 
Champagne of best quality may be 
had for $76, a drop of $10 a case 
since the holidaya 

In Cnilcago Scotch Is held at $90 
to $110, according to tlM aeiler and 
the buyer, while on the Coast 
Scotch ia $80 a caae to the insiders 
and $100 on the average. 

Ale and beer are present In New 
York in large quantities at sllglitly 
varying prices. 

New York cabarets and night , . 
clubs are charging $20 a quart for . 1 
Scotch whiskey, delivered on the 
spot, and $2r> a quart for wine. 
M:iiiy of the night places are aell- 
ifi^' highballs and cocktails by the 
single drink. • v *H\ 



14 



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MEW YOBK CITY 

Keitb'a Hippodrome 
Mme Bradna 
BrDeat Bvans Rav 
Willie Hale A Bro 
Pleeaon A Qreenw'y 
l.«dova 
WUaon Bros 
HcQuarrle Harplsta 
I^uplno Lana 
(Oae to fill) 

Kcitb'a Palace 
Roonry A Bent Rev 
BAN KouDB 
Uayea A Back 



Tou Oatta Dance 
lat bait (9-11) 
Heehan's Dogs 
Joa U Stanlc/ Co 
Perrone A Oliver 
Hal Nelman 
Kavanaugb Jk U Co 
(One to All) 

Id balf (12-lS) 
Uollle Fuller Co 
Bison City Four 
(Others to nil) 

Prortar'a Sth .'.tc. 

Id half (6-1) 
Mr A Hra Petcblng 



OFFICIAL DBNTIST TO THB N. V. A. 

DR. JULIAN SIEGEL 

14M niaaJway (ratnam BldO. M. T. 
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Jack Ostennan 
Nanca O'Nell C^ 
(Others U All) 

Kdth'a KiTerslda 

WUl Oaxton Co 
-Waat A If cOlBty Co 
Lillian Leltaal 
Baldwin A Moore 
Mitchell Broa 
(Others to fill) 

Ketth'a tlat St. 
Oantler A Pony B 
Marccline D'Alroy 
Wanser A Palmer 
Honeymoon CraJsa 
(One to Ul) 

KeHk'a ■*/»! 

Odeo 

Senna A Dean 

(Others to Oil) 

Sd halt 
Mlaeabna 
Jos B Stanley Co 
Ruth Roye 
(Ot}>ers to fill) 

KaMk'B AlhaBsbra 

Ulacahua "^ 

Grace Edler Co 
(Others to &11) 

Sd half 
Odeo 
(Others to DID 

M«M' n iaaJaay 

Bast A Dnroka 
(Othera to fill) 



Robblna A B«nd 
(Others to fllll 

2d balf 
Cole A Soyder 
(Others to All) 

Mosa' rtmnkllii 

Kramer A Boyle 
Cameo Ramblers 
McDonald A Oakes 
FJsher A Otlmore 
Equina Bros 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Artie Mehllnger 
P Zlmm Co 
T A A Waldman 
(Others to fill) 

KeMb's Fardiiam 

Ruth Roye 
Ollfoyle A Lange 
Cervo A Mora 
(Others to 1111) 

Sd balf 
Thos E Shea 
(Others to nil) 

Mass' Begenl 

Vera GoTdoD Co 
Artie Mehlioger 
Dorothy Nleison Co 
(Others to All) 

2d naif 
Robbins A Band 
Clayton A Lennie 
Ann Clifton Co 
(Othera to All) 

Meaa' Hamilton 
Ann Clifton Co 
T A A Waldman 
(Others to ail> 

2d half 
Annt Jeniina 
(Others to All) 

Mosa' J«ff«rM>a 

Aunt Jemlna Co 
P Zlmm Band 
(Others to All) 

Sd halt 
McDonald A Oakes 
Fiahar A ailmore 



Ano Clifton Co 
Bragdon Morrisey C 
RIalto 4 

Foodlea Hannaford 
Sandy HcPberaoD 
Keno A Qreen 

1st half (S-11) 
White Slstera 
H A A Seymour 
Henry Santry Band 
(Othera to All) 

>d balf (IS-lt) 
Brgottl A Herman 
H A A Seymour 
H Santry Band 
I<ahr A Mercedea 
(Two to All) 

Proetor'a «M M. 

Sd half (6-8) 
Will Morrla 
June A Evelyn 
(Others to All) 

lat balf (•-)!) 
BUly Farrell Co 
(Othera to All) 

Var Backawaj 
CaiaBBbia 

Zd balf 
Ollfoyle A Lange 
Morris A Shaw 
Irving Edwards 
(Others to All) 

BBOOKLTN 
C P. Alkea 

Vincent Lopes B4 

TAB Healy 

Syncopated Toe* 

Haaly A Croas 

Raach Baliet 

Ryan A I<ea 

A A O Falla 

(One to SIW 

Keith's Boshwlek 

Ben Bernie Band 
Jim McWIlliamB 
Mr A Mrs J Barry 
Harry Kahne 
Sdlbits Illusion 
(Others to All) 

Keith's Orphenm 

Irving Edwarda 
Zeena Keefe Co 
Billy Farrell 
(Others to All) 

Id balf 
Margaret & Morrell 
(Othera to All) 

MOBB' Fltttbash 
Rickey Broa 
(Others to AH) 

Maes' RlTcra 

Herman Timberg 
The Reb«.Iion 
Clayton A Lcnnie 
(Others to All) 

2d half 
Cuervo A More 
Equina Bros 
(Others to 111) 

Keith's Ore«npolnt 

Sd half (&-&) 
Will J Ward 
Stewart Sis Band 
Lane A Byron 
Hf aly A Croxs 
(Two to fill) 

1st half (9-11) 
Avon Comedy t 
Hayes Marsh A H 
(Others to All) 

Jd halt (12-16) 
Conlln A Glaaa 
Orace Bdler Co 
(Othera to All) 

Keith's Proqteet 

Zd halt (t-l) 
Nelsons Katland 



ALLENTOWN, PA. 
Colonial 

Bolger & Norman 
Jack Goldie 
Neptune 
(One to All) 

Zd half 
Cleveland A Dowr^y 
Betty Lou 
Kane A Herman 
Weir'a Elephanta 

AMBTBRD'M, M. T. 

Rlalta 

Bononia 

Brennen A Winnie 
Block A Dunlop 
Bevan A Flint 
Welch's Minstrels 

2d half 
ZH Arleya 
Alexander A Peggy 
Besele Wynn 
Hawthorne A Cook 
(One to All) 

ASBl'RT PK., N. J. 
Mala St. 

Johnny Reynolds 
Leon A Dawn 
Lane A Pembcrton 
Penn Revue 

2d half 
Jessie L Nichols 
Norton A Melnott 
Wilson A Hayes 
Frlscoe Harmoniats 

ATLANTA. OA. 

Farsythe 

(Birmingham split) 

1st halt 
Joe Cody A Bro 
Skipper Ken'dy A R 

■i' 



4 Jansleys 

BMATala 

Wilson Aubrey } 

Paganna 

Leavitt A Lockw'd 

Geo McFarlane 

Charlie Wilson 

Thos Swift Co 

Belle Baker 

CAMDKN, N. J. 
Towers 
Z Alexs 
Vaughn Comfort 



Idaai A (;o 
Morgan A Mora* 

OUUIK'B'O W. TA. 

■ahlaaaa Graad 
Frank Work Co 
Clark A Vlllanl 
Damerel A Vail 
The Refomier 
Hits Serenadera 

Sd balf 
Rhoda A Broihel 
4 Higgle air:s 
Wells A Waters 
Rule A O'Brien 
Wilson A Gorman S 

CIXVELAMD. O. 

Palaea 

Tong Wang Co 
Russell A idarconl 
Bert Baker A Co 
Rogers A Allen 
Deagon A Mark 
The Shei'woods 
Hondlnl 

lestta St. 

The Roulettes 



Four Flushing 
Jed Doolcy Co 
Carnival of Venice 

aVMSBORO. V. c. 

▼letarlA 

Gaines Bros 
Harry Meahan 
Billy Hall Co 
Tcliask A Dean 
n ■■! John Ruvuc 

OptBENSQ'O. PA. 

(AahevUle split) 
1st balf 

Merle A Friends 
Ruby Iloyce A Sis 
Lydell Uacey Co 
William Ebs 
La Paiva 

OBBKNSBU'O, PA. 
Strand 

Pelot A Wilaon 
Donnelly A Smltn 
Force A Williams 
Dr Beebe 
Minstrel Memories 



JKBMBT C. N. t. 
StiUa 

td balf (IZ-ll) 
BUly Farrell Ca 
Jack Benny 
Keyhole Kamea 
(Others to All) 

1st balf (l(-ll) 
Mr A Mrs Petcning 
Brgottl A Herman 
Lillian Shaw 
Dooley A Morton 
(Two to All) 

2d half (I«-2t) 
Weldanos Sensation 
Stewart Sis Band 
(Others to All) 

JOHNBT'N.. PA, 
Majestle 

Z Sparks 
Cook A Lorens 
Marlon A Jaabn 
Alice In Toyland 
(One to All) 
Zd half 
Dorothy Barnet I 
Stevena A Brunelle 



■' ■ N 

THE PERFORMERS AND THEATRE OWNERS WITH WHOM WE ' 
DEAL, RETURN TO US EACH SEASON AS THEY FIND 
DOING BUSINESS WITH US PLEASANT 
AND PROFITABLE 

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Frltsl Brunette Co 
Hayes A Speck 
Twists A Twirls 

2d half 
Chong A Moey 
DeLacey A Wlllama 
Will J Kenneddy Co 
(Two to All) 

CANTON, OHIO 
Lycenaa 

BAH Gardner 
Singer Sis 
4 Horsemen 



SANTIAGO 
. TRIO 

A Sensational Novelty from 
Argtntin* * 

Tha Salam Nawc. Fab. 11. 1925, 
said; 

"Saatiaca Tria ara 190 per eeat 
better tbaa aaiy act af Ite kind tliat 
baa appeared aa tbe Federal stac«." 

ALF T. WILTON 

BEPBBSKNTATIVB 
FRED B. MACK, Associate 



8TAK OP "PLAIN JANK" 



JOE LAURIE, Jr. 



IWta e tIa* MAX HART 



Kramer A Bovia 
Cameo Ramblers 
Holland A Do::kr!Il 
(Oae to All) 

PrBctar'e IMtb St. 

Sd half ((-() 
DeSarto A Wo.te 
Mack A VelmAr 
Norton A Howard 
Belle Montrose Co 
Bobby Randall 
Hlghligbts 1»ZS 

let half (»-ll) 
Josephine Duiifes 
(Others to All) 

3d balf (IZ-IS) 
Perrona A Oliver 
Hal Nelman 
(Others to All) 

FNetar's Utb St. 

Sd balf (t-» 
nose BlUa * R 
Jaok Honae Co 
Nafb A O'Donnell 
Dare Cole A H 
Mootaguc W>y 



Willing A Jordon 
Rice & Werner 
Milton Berle 
CAM Dunbar 
Mel Craig Band 

1st halt ((-11) 
DeSarto A Woolf 
Keyhole Kameoa 
Mact A Stanton 
(Others to All) 

Zd half (12-15) 
Vr A Mrs Petchlnic 
Buckley Calv't A 8 
(Othera to All) 

ALBANY. N. T. 
Praetor 

Victor Oralt 
Aager A Packer 
Giiaton Palmer 
Cora Carson 

(One to All) 
2d half 
RBggott A Sheldon 
Fred HouBman 
BesAle Wynn 

(Two to All) 



F Enrlght Co 
Marie Nordstrom 
Ryan A Ryan 

BALTIHORB. MD. 

Mary toad 

Three Orontos 
Olga Myra Co 
Fred Hcider Co 
Frances White 
Oscar Lorraine 
• Dubskys 
(Two to All) 

B. BOUCB. Ul. 

Coiambia 

(Shrevpport split) 

1st half 
La Monte 
Bailee A Robles 
Kelly A Dearborn 
Holt A Leonard 
I Reddingtona 

BINOHTON. N. T. 

BInghamton 

Gordon's Dogs 
Carl McCullough 
Burke A Durkln 
McLaughlin A B 
Sunny Thomson Co 

2d half 
Trennell S 
Kelly A Stone 
Burt Walton 
Cora Carson 
(One to All) 

BIRM'HAli, ALA. 
LjTie 

(Atlanta split) 

1st half 
Qneenie Dunedln 
Bernard A Garry 
Eastman A Moore 
The Sharrocks 
The Arnauts 

BOSTON 

B. P. Keith's 

May Irwin Co 
Lillian Morton 
Helmes A Lavere 
Larry Stoutenburgh 
Puck A White 
Millard A Marlin 
Harry Tsoda 

Bestaa 

J Amoros Co 

3 Senators 

pert Kelton A Co 

Nelmeyer M'gan Co 

(Oerdoa'a OlT»pi*) 

Scollay Sq. 
Aaron A Kelly 
Deuglas Flint Co 
Gallarlnl A Sis 
Howard A Lackle 

(Oordon's Olyaipla) 

Washington St. 
Pearson N'port A P 



Wives vs Stenog'ers 
Mullen A Francis 
Marcus A Carlton 

Zd half 
Ward A Dooley 
Rector A Barnet 
Mlddleton A S'myer 
Lew Koss Co 
(Two to All) 

CABD'DALE, PA. 
Irvine 

Sansome A 0> 
Grey A Bell 
Chamberlain A Barl 
B Barl A Girls 

Zd half 
Welch A Madison 8 



Brnest Hlatt 
La Bernlcia ' 
Barnard A Keelar 
(One to All) 

OOLVMBCB. O. 

B. F. Keith's 

Gautler's Dogs 
Snow A Sigworth 
Remo's Wonder M 
Rose A Thorn 
Donovan A Lee 
Antique Shop 

DATTON, O. 
B. F. Keith's 

Chrlsto A Ronald 
4 Diamonds 
Frank A Barron 
Sager Mldgley Co 
(Two to All) 
td half 
Paul Nolan Co 
FraH^ Richardson 
M A A Clark 
Ben Meroft Co 
McKay A Ardlne 
Choy Ling Hee Tr 

DETROIT 
Teasple 

Torino 

Dolly A Billie 
Mallen A Case 
Mme Besson Co 
Joa L Browning 
Eddie Leonard Co 
Violet A Partner 

BASTON, PA. 
Able O. H. 

(^veland A D'rey 
Qua Edwards 
(One to All) 

Zd half 
Bolger A Norman 
Ann Ooldle 
Ones Edwards Rev 

BBIBA.PA. 

Colonial 
Ethel Marine (^ 
Lang A Volk 
Mile Andrs A Girls 
Weaver Broa 
IS Pink Toes 

Sd half 
Oliver A Olsen 
Blossom Heath Bnt 
(Three to All) 
OSRMANT'N, PA. 

Orphetua 
Miller A Capman 
Harmon A Bans 
Oliver A Olp 
Shannon A V Horn 
Oddities ot ISZt 

Sd half 
Lacas A Ines 



Sd halt 
Simpson A Dean 
Juan Reyes 
Marcua A Carlton B 
(Two to All) 

HABBIBBCBO. PA. 

MaJesUe 

Betts A Partner 
Lady Tsen Mel 
McLaughlin A Ev's 
Dolly Davie Revue 
Wright A Dale 
McCormack A Wal 
Billy McDermott 
(One to All) 

HAZBLTON, PA. 
Feeley's 

Johnny Neator 
Tea My Dear 
(One to Hil) 
Zd half 
Seymour A Jeanette 
Meehan A Newman 



Fulgora 

Vox A Talbot 

Arena Bros 

LANCA8TEB. PA. 
OolOBlal 

Lucaa A Ines 
Welch A Madison S 
Ferry Corwey 
Hamilton A Egbert 
Mabel Ford Revne 

Zd half 
Burt Earl A Girls 
Kclao Broa 
DcLIslc 

Delmar'B Lions 
Outside the Curcus 

lANSFORD, PA. 
Valley 

The Herberts 
Harry Gee Haw 
Howard A Norwood 
Wigginsville 




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Phllbrick A DeVoa 

■. POINT. K. C. 

Aaaerleaa 

(Macon split) 
1st halt 
Tuck A CInns 
Stanley A Wilson S 
Wfia Edmunds Co 
Katbryn Murray Co 
Weeterhold'a Ship 

HOLTOKB. MASS. 

Victarr 

Gary A Baldl 
Inspiration 
Moaa Freyr 
i Melvins 

Zd halt 
Six Sarrattos 
Hughes A Pam 
4 Dancing Demons 
(One to All) 

BOBNBLL. N. T. 
Sbattocfc O. H. 

Kcene A Williams 
Apnctte 
» Petlets 
INDIANAPOLIS 
B. F. Keith's 
The PIckfords 
Clark Morrell Co 



2d half 
Hamilton A Bgbert 
(Three to All) 

LAWK'CB. MASS. 

Bmpira < 

Boba 

Smith A Stronf 
Joe Marks Co 
(Two to All) 

Zd half 
Claudia Alba Co 
Gilbert A May 
H J Conley Co 
Mack A Watson 
Bits of Melody 
lAUISVILLB. KT. 

National 
Paul Nolan Ck> 
Frank Richardeon 
M A A Clark 
Ben Merof A Band 
McKay A Ardlne 
Choy Ling Hee Tr 

, Zd balf 
Chrlsto A Ronald 
Four Diamonda 
Frank A Barron 
Sager Midler Co 
(Two to All) 
LOWBIX. MASS. 

B. F. KeKb's 
Feplto 



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Radio Robot 
Howard A Norwood 
Jules Black Co 

CHAB'TON W. TA. 



White OrM 
Tula Sis 

Com'm'ts ot Season 
Jack Strouse 
The Saleros 

Zd bait 
Mahoncy A Talb.>rt 
Drumm'd A White 
The Reformer 
Fletcher Clayton R 
(One to All) 

CHESTER, PA. 
Edge moat 
Chong A Moey 
Dayton A Palmer 
Bnckridg* Casey Co 
Dabcock A Do1>y 
Al's Here 

2d halt 
Alice De Garmo 
Ferry Corwe^ 
Margaret * Padu a 
WiUle'a Reception 
(One to All) 

CINCINNATI. O. 
B. P. KeHA's 

Frank Wilaon 
Henry Regal Co 
Vcrna Hawortb Co 
Al Shayne 
\anita Gou<l 
Rhone A Snul.'c* 
H Stoddard's Band 

Palaea 

1 Melfords 
Rlckard A Gray 
Pantheon Singers 
Mack A Tempest 



Vaughn Comfort 
Clem Bevlns Co 
Bayes A Spe-:k 
Twists A Twiria 

OUBNS FALLS 

Blaito 
Kola Sylvia Co 
Marshall Mont'ery 
White Bisters 

O. BAPIDS. laCH. 
Kmpress 



Roger Imhoft Co 

Patrlcola 

Roy Cummlngs Co 

Shura Rulowa Co 

Ward A Van 

Kismet 81s Co 

JACK'VILLB. FLA. 

Areade 

(Augusta split) 

1st halt 
Francia A Lloyd 
Marcheta 



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are yoa 

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GOING WEST? 

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NEW YORK TIME? 

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Wade Booth 
Senna A Weber 
A Ranch Ballet 
Stan Stanley Co 
PSui Paulsen 4 
(Oae to All) 
Sd bait 
Patera A Lebuff 
Dtile HamlltOB 
Otto Bros 



Hunting A Francia 
Jans A Whalen 
Tern, Dick A Harry 

Sd half 

Dancing McDonalds 
Boudlnl A Barnard 
Claire Vinoant Co 
Browa A Wblttaker 
Heraa A Wilis 



Irene RIcardo 
Castleton A Maok 
Leo Beers 
Irmanette A VIol'te 
Lee A Cranaton 

MANCHTKB, N. H. 

Patooe 

Austin A Cole 
Gilbert A May 
H J Conley Co 
Mack A Watson 
Claudia Alba Co 

Zd halt 
Boba 

Lester A Stewart 
Smith A Strong 
Joe Marks Co ' 

France A LaBell 

HcHBESPOBT. PA. 
Hippodrome 

Di Gaetanoa 
Piccadilly 4 
Simpson A Dean 
Juan Reyes 
Harry Ames Co 

2d halt 
Wlleon S 

Donnelly A Smith 
Force A Wllltaros 
Dr Beebe 
Minstrel Memories 

MIAMI. FLA. 

Fairfax 

(W. P. Beach split) 

1st half 
Bee Ho Gray 
McWatters A Tyson 
KIdrldge Bar'w A U 
Caupollcan 
C Sinclair Co 

MOBILB. ALA. 
iTrie 

(New Orleans spilt) 



1st halt 
Christy A Nelson 
Howard A Bennett 
Willing A Debrow 
Alien A CanAeld 
Woods-Francia Rev 

MONTBBAI. 
Priaceaa 

Jos Griffin Co 



Vincent O'Donnell 
Rob Emerson Oa 

Zd halt 
The Livingatoaa 
Bd Hocton 
Cheyenne Dogs 
(One to ail) 

N. ADAMS. MASS. 
Kmplra 



MARTY WHITE 

"JEST-ER NUT" 

DfreetloB JAMBS B. PLDNKBTT 

Associate, TOMMY CUBBAN 



Hamilton Sis A F 

Rome A Gaut 

Flanagan A Edw'a 

Nonette 

Frank Pay 

J Joyce'a Horses 

Imperial 

(Sunday opening) 

Hewitt A Hall 

Lang A Haley 

Musical Winters 

R Fagan A Band 

Dotson 

Walter Newman Co 

MONTflOM'T, ALA. 
Oraad 

Zd halt 
Wlnton Bros 
Mason A Etaaw 
Harrison Dakln Co 
Emily Darrsll 
Alia Axiom 

MT. VBBT*., H. T. 
Proctor's 

Sd halt (12-15) 
Lee A Cranston 
Krans A White 
TAB Healy 
Syncopated Toes 
(Two to All) 

1st half (le-li) 
M Murray Co 
Stewart 81s Band 
Alexander A Olsen 
(Others to All) 

Zd halt (19-Zt) 
Lillian Shaw 
(Others to All) 

NAN'nCOKE, PA. 

State 

2d balf 
Sansome Co 
Gray A Bell 
Harry Gee Haw 
Chamberlain A Earl 

NASHVILLE 

Princess 
(Same 2d half plays 
Meriden A Salma) 
Mack A Manus 
Rublnl A Rosa 
Seymour A Howard 
Gene Greene 
Speer Parsons Co 

Zd half 
Green A Green 
Rodero A Malay 
Cook A Oatmaa 
Col Jack George 
Thank Ton Doctor 

NBWABK. N. i. 

Proetar's 

Rose Ellis A R 
Leven A Doris 
Hyams A Mclntyre 
Alma Neilson Band 
Whiting A Burt 
Hershel Hettlere 
The Duponts 
(One to All) 



B(rt Sloan 
Gary A Baldl 
Oh Charlie 
King A Beattr 

NOBTH'T'M. MASS. 
Calvla 

Jack Fltsgerald 
Scanlon A Smith 
Hu^es A Pam 
( Sarrattoa 

Zd halt 
Shapiro A Bernica 



Bare A Hare 
Jds Freed Co 
Janet ot Franea 
Mme Dnbarry Oa 
4 Entertainers 
In China 

Fortu'lo A Cirlliae 
Marrone Revue 

Globe 

Ana Woodchoppera 
Al Carp 

Oraad O. H. 

Howard Glrla 
DeLacey A Wlllama 
Nick Cogley A Co 
Clifford A Marion 
Frisco Harmoniats 

2d half 
DeDles Circus 
Stanelll A Douglas 
Fritzl Brunette A O 
Paula A Lorma 
(One to All) 

Keystone 

Ann Suter 
Hart A Helena 
Jack La Vler 
Capt Kldd 
Helen Manning S 
Camtlle 3 



l> rt-rCon UAVH SABLuX*^ % 



% Melvins 
(Two to All) 

NORWICH. CONN. 
Braadwajr 

W S Havey Co 
Driscoll A Perry 
Billy Inman 
Tabor A Green 
Martinez Fields Co 
Zd balf 

Jack Fitzgerald 
Nan Traveline 
Flo A OIlie Walters 
Kicks of 19Z4 
(One to All) 

OBANGE. N. i. 
Palace 

Bardo Antnony A A 
Marie Russell 
Chaa Four Co " 
Bison City 4 
Bvtty Moore Co 

2d half 
Ann Gold 

Primrose Semon Co 
Cuby A Smith 
O Aver/ A Boys 
(One to All) 

OTTAfVA. ONT. 

KeMb's 

Harmonla 

Elly 

Bensee A Balrd 

Dancing Kennedys 

Montana 

Bobby Henahaw 

FAH8AIC. M. a. 
Play boose 
LaMaan A Young 
Ann Loughlln Co 
Donahue A Morgan 
Tom Davlea S 
2d half 
Johnny Reynolds 
McKlssick A Hall'y 
Manny A Clay 
Beck A FerguaoB 




NEW BRITAIN 
Capitol 

4 Deamons 
Carrie Ully 
F A O Walters 
Temple 4 
Agges Horses 
Zd half 
Driscoll A Perry 
Haney Sis A Fins 
LAM Wilson 
Resista 
(One to All) 

N. B'S'WICK., It. J. 
BivoU 
Sd halt (1S-1() 
Anna May 

Nell Elslng C:o 
(Others to All) 

1st half (l(-lt) 
Henshaw A Avery 
Savoy A Allba Sis 
(Others to All) 

2d half (I9-SS) 
Thru A Keyhole 
(Others to All) 

NEW LONDON 
CapHel 

Morale A Daisy 
Nan Traveline 
Billy S Hall 
LAM WllaoB 
Reaista 

Zd balf 
W 8 Harvey 
Carrie Llllia 
Temple 4 
4 Oxfords 
(One to All) 

NEW OBLEANS 
Palaee 

(Mobile spilt) 
1st half 
Wallace Calvin 
KIrby A Duval 
Harry Downing Co 
Lani Stengel 
Z Regals 

NORFOLK, VA. 
Academy 

(Richmond split) 

1st balf 
Watson's Dogs 
Lorraine A RIt* 
Rita Gould 
(Two to All) 

KORIUST*N, PA. 

Oarrick 
Chevelalr Bros 
Archer A Bclford 



PATERSON. M. J. 
Majeatle 

Sd half (IS-li) 
W B Harvey Co 
Seymour A Jeanette 
J B Stanley 
(OtbiJra to All) 

1st half (16-18) 
Monroe A Grant 
Margaret A Morrell 
Mollis Fuller Co . 
cole A Snyder 
(Two to All) 

Sd half (IS-SI) 
Mack A Stanton 
Btlly Farrell Co 
Savoy A Allba 
(Others to All) 

PhUadelpkU 

Bee June 
McCarthy Sis 
Mack A Velmer 
Kranze A White 
Dorothy Jardon 
Ctaas Altnoff 
Benny Leonard 
Bert Fitzglbbons 
Weyman A Comp'n 



Nixon 

DeDios Circus 
Stanelll A Douglas 
W J Kenneddy Co 
Fantasies ot 1924 
(One to All) 

Zd half 
S Alexs 

Frank Whitman 
Rob Emerson Co 
Clifford A Marion 
Speed Revue 

Wm Penn 

L Steele Co 
Mazzettl Lewis Co 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Wallace A Cappo 
Als Here 
Oddities of 1»SS 

Pittsburgh 

The Rooneys 
Harry Jolson Co 
Nash A O'Donnell 
Lydia Barry 
Singer'a Midgets 
Dr Geo Rockwell 
The Meredltha 

llanis 

The Retiaws 
Condy A Gowan 
Walter Hill Co 
Neapolitan Duo 
Will Kennedy Co 
Jack Danger 
The Mclntyres 

Bbcridaa Sqnare 

t>orothy Barnet S 

Stevens A Brunells 

Fulgora 

Vox A Talbot 

Arena Broa 

2d half 
S , Sparks 
Cook A t-orena 
Marlon A Jason 
Alice In Toyland 
(One to All) 

PITTSF'D, MASS. 

Palace 
Burt Sloane 
Telaak A Dean 
Oh Charlie 
King A Beatty 

2d half 
Sensational Togo 
Inapiration 
Moss Freye 
(One to All) 






.>1 



PORTLAND, 
B. F. Kcitb'a 

Bsmond A Grant 
Walah A Bllla 
P George '" 

Vera Larova 
Springtime Rot ■ ' 
Jackson A Bills . 

POTTSVILLE. F4t''^ 

Hlppodroasa 
Betty Moore 
Wallace A Cappo *) 
Hartley A Pat'soA t. ^ 
Billy McDermott 
Speed Revue 
O'Brien A Sis Os 
Jean Moore 0> ^ 

Ray Hullng Co 'f 

Shannon A V HerB < 
Wigginsville 



Provldenee 

Creole Fashion P 
Margaret Toung 



«■> 



If C Haven't Heard of Him D Will 



1« 



ROE REAVES '^ 

"THE KID OLOTB KIDDEB" 



Allegheny 

Downeya Circus 

Broadway 

Alice De Garmo 

Brown A La Velle 
Hughes A Weston 
Cunningham A B 

Zd half 
Miller A Capman 
Oliver A Olp 
Harmon A Sana 
(One to Ail) 

Croaakeys 

O'Brien Sis Co 
Jean Moore 
Kelso Broa A DeL 
(Two to All) 
Sd half 
Howard Girls 
Brown A La Velle 
Hartley A Pat'aon 
Hughes A Weston 
Cunningham A B 



Hill A quinnell 



Trevor A Harris B 
Mack A Rosslter 
Billy Hallen 
Thursby A B'm'ha« 
Margaret Stewart . 

BEADING, PA. 
Bajata 

Wright A Dale 
Radio Tobot 
Julea Black C6 
Weir's Elephants 

Sd half 
Neptune 
(rhree to All) 

BED BANK. H. A 

Palaea 
Mack A I>aRne 
Wally Jamea 
Cuby A Smith 
Touth 

2d half 
Kirto Anthony A A 
JAM Moore 
Uoyd A Good 
Penn Revue 



i:( 



ii, 



Wedne84ay4 March 4, 1925 



VARIETY 



15 



BICBMOND, TA,. 

(Norfolk BplM 
l»t Half 
y«BU«l Vega 
jfellvllle ft Ral* 
fhoae Per* OlrU 

^ BOANOKE, W. TA. 

BMWWlM 

(Bklrich "PUO 
lat half 
rraler * ?««»«•« 
Lloyd * Brlc« 
O Mooay Co 
Btltaboth Marrar 

r A D Ri*' 

td balf 
parklya 

Francla & Hum* 
Norma & Violin 
pemarest t l>oll 

BOCHE!«TEB, N. T. 

Tmple 

Palermo's Dora 

Annette 

K Grey Terry Co 

A Robblne 

jfcLallen t Sarah 



Fra]i)c Whltmaa 
Ray Holinc 
Owena A. Uerera 
'Qartruda Arery Co 
2d halt, 

Mlaa DuBotae O* 
Chaa Fou A Co 
Vincent O'Donnell 
Ueaaetl Lewla Co 
(One to Oil) 

TBOT. N. ¥. 
Proctar 

Emmy Ttoga 
FYed Busmnan 
Buke A DurKln 
Hawthorne tc CooU 
(One to fill) 
^ Id half 

Oaaton Palmer 
Brennen A Winnie 
Victor Qraft 
>iiser A Packer 
Cora Caraon 

VNION HILL, N. J. 

Capitol 

2d half (5-8) 
The Duponts 



K^ne tc Hermaa 
Houae of David 
betta A Partner 
Lady Ta<-n Hal 
McL.ouBhllD & ■ 
Dolly Davla Bar 

XOVtiGHTOWS, O. 
Hlppodrema 

Rinaldo liroa 



Rector ft Barnet 
MIddletoa S C* 
IJbonatl 
Lew Rosa Co 

tit half 
Singer Sis 
4 Horaemrn 
Jimmy Olldes Co 
Mullrn ft Franrla 
L>1 Oaetanoa 



pou cmcurr 

BB-KPUHT, CONN. »PBINGt-'D, MASS. 



"^J'iTw'Z" CLOTHES 



BEN ROCKE 



1632 Broadway, at 50th St., N. Y. City 



Rae Samuela 
The' Pioneers ••. 

SCHK'TADT, ,K. t'. 
Proctor*^ 

J<4 Arleys 

Alexander A Pesry 
Beasle Wyho 
Carl HcCitllough 
Partio & Archer 
Bobby Heath Rarue 

2d half 
Arthur Whitelaw 
Burke A Durkin 
Original Bway En 
(Three to fill; 

SHEN'DOAH, BA. 

Htrana 

Seymour & Jeanette 
Meehan & Newoian 
Philbrick fie DeVoe 

2d half 
Johnny Neater 
Tcs My Dear 
(One to fill) 

STANF-D, CONS. 

Ktrand 
Jas A Hernia L^ate: 
Beck A nirsuaen 
Haney Sl»*« Fine 
Ann Gold ft Co 
Xlcke of 1»21 
:d half 
Morale A Daisy 
LeMeau A Tbung 
Tom Davlj>» Co 
Harry Mayo 
(Oae .to All) 

BTEL'B'VIIXE, O 

TIcterU 

:d half 
Bob Qeorge 
Stewart ft Olive 
Courting Days 
Mahoney ft Cecil 
Camilla's Bird* 

•TBACIT8E, K. X. 
B. F. Kcltfc'a 

• Splnettes 
tCeo TakI ft Tokl 
Thr Parlalana 
Senator Murphjr 
•W ft o Ahern 
Wm Morrta Ce 
Xd Lowry 
Mme Dupree 

Tempi* 

Ztuss Dock ft Pete ' 
Xelly ft stone 
Mae Francis 
Westernera 
Jas Thornton 
Original Bway Etit 
. 8d half 

ngeon Cabaret 
X Andre Olria 
J F Haney Rer 
(Three to fill) 



Coogan ft Casey 
(Others to flU) 

lat half (9-11) 
Ctinlln ft Glass 
Lahr ft Mercedes 
(Others to fill) 

2d halt (12-15) 
Avon Comedy 4 
(Others to nil) 

tJTICA, N. X. 
GiUety 

Davis ft Nelson 
Mi^rtin Harvey 
Ben Welch 

2d half 
Keene ft Williams 
Bobby Heath Co 
(One to iili) 

WHINOtON. D. C. 

B. F. Keith's 

(Sunday opening) 
Sophie Tucker Co 
H Wataon Jr Co 
Stephens & H 
Rosemary & M 
Ji'red Barrens Co 
Paul Klrkland 

Earle 
Gordon ft Rica 
Mme Pampadour 
.Marino & Martin 
Toung America 
N'lxon & Sans 
Henri Berchman 

VTA'HINCTON, PA. 

etMth 

Stewart A Olive 
De'nby A Dawn 
D'Armond ft H 
Mahdney A Cecil 
Camllla'a Birda 

:d half 
Murray Broa 
Marjorle Burton 
Martin ft Courtney 
Permane * Shelley 
Hester Bailey Co 

WATEBT'N, N. T. 
Avon 

2d half 

Mae Sims 
Davla A Nelson 
Martin Harvey 

^raxiNO, w. VA. 

victoria 

Murray Broa 

Martin A Conrtney 
(.Ward A Dooley 
Wias Mareuila 
.Blossom Heaf5 Ent 
■. 2d half 

Wt>n« Broa 

Ubonatl 

D'Armond A H 

Dsnby A Dawn • 

i:tanclng Shoea 



ralaee 

Canary Opera 
R A B Drill 
Birthday Party 

:d halt 
Arbler Broa 
Salt ft Pepper 
Mary Ilaynes 

HABTF'D, COXN. 

Capitol 

Drary ft I.ane 
Jerry Co 
Romeo Troupe 
2a half 

BIsle Harma Co 
R A B Drill 
Clara Joel Co ' 
WInohlll ft B 
Birthday Party 

N. HAVEN, CONN. 

Palace 

Elsie Harms Co 
-.Salt ft Peplper 
McCool ft Rellly 
Mary Haynes 
I'asquali Bros 
2d half 
Canary Opera 
Heaken ft S 
Jerry Co 
Shadowland 

9CRANTOX. PA. 
Poll's 

(Wilkes-B. split) 
1st halt 
6 Golfers 
L Ordway Co 
Mr A Mrs N Philips 
Dave Roth 
Chinese Gladiators • 



Palace 

Hathaway Co 
Taylor A M 
Edna Rucker Co 
Barrett & C 
Shake Your Feel 

2d half 
Pridkln ft Rhoda 
I''latow & F 
Coaklcy & D 

5 Uracka 

W.AT'BIHY, CONN 
Talaee 

Ambler Bros 
Meehan ft S 
Clara Joel Co 
WInchlll ft B 
Shadoitrland 

2d half 
Drury ft Lane 
McGoel ft Rellly 
Burns & B 
Romeo Troupe 

WILKE8-B., PA. 

FoU'a 

(5cranto<i split) 
1st halt 
May & Lewis 
Clark ft Crosby 
Mason ft Keeler 
Sam Hearn 
James Miller Co 

WOBCTEB, If ASS. 
PeU 

Frldkin ft Rhoda 
Flatow ft P 
Coakley & D 

6 Bracks 

2d halt 
Hathaway Co 
Taylor ft M 
Edna Backler Co 
Barrett ft O 
Shake Tour Feet 



OBFHEUM cntcmr 



nill Dooley 
Keye ft May* 

Lew Brlce 
Weston ft Elalaa 
Kharum 

SAN FBANCI8CO 
OiVheaM •. 

(Sunday opening) 
Frank Keenan 
Nan HalperlD 
Lorin Baker 
Emily Lea 
Demarest ft C 
Luster Bros 
Harry Hreen 
Anderson ft Toel 

Colden Oato 

niliy House 
Frankle Heath 
Mendoxas 
Perex & M 
Fields ft Johnson 

ST. LOFIS. MO. 
Orphcana 

Van ft Schenck 
Keane ft Whitney 
Powers ft Wallace 
Neil McKay 
Newholf ft Phelps 



Sd halt 
\1ctorla A Dupree 
Barton ft Tounc 
Ruth Bndd 
L Faulkner C* 
(One to All) 

SKATTLB 

Orpheua 

Gatisoa Jones 
Prenler A Klataa 
Deria Duooaa 
Leon Vavara 
Arthur Byron 
Zoe Delphlne 
Wheeler S 

8IOVX CITT, LA. 
Orpheoaa 

L Faulkner Co 
Cronln ft Hart 
Jean Adair Oo 
Ruth Budd 
Herb Williams Co 
(One to All) 
2d half 
Radio Fun 
Harry Keealer Co 
Harry Hinea 
(One to All) 

WINNIPBO. CAN. 
.Oipheaaa 



>♦♦»♦♦♦♦♦♦»♦♦»♦»»♦»♦♦»♦♦♦ 
"BR0ADCA8TINQ JOY" 

CLIFFORD and MARION 

Direction LEE STEWART 

Week March 2— Keith's, Phila. 



ST. PAVL 

Palace 

Walter Weems Co 
Harry HInes 

(Three to fill) 



Harris ft Holly 
Jack Norwerth 
Geo Jease 
Blckneli 
Arcadians 
Broken Toys 



LOEW cmcuiT 



CHICAOO . 
Palace 

(Sunday opening) 
Hemlng & M 
Marlon Harris 
J ft K Lee 
Boreo 



Mme Pasquall 
Wilfred Clark 
Adler Well ft H 
Newell ft Most 
Keane ft Barrett 
' Bert Levy 



gbacb 



aiM^- 

DWYERaodORMA 

H. BART McHUGH 



FRANK A.— — DOBOTUT 

FORD and RICKETTS 

in the "WEDDING RING" 
Week March 3, Paatoges, Detroit < 



SAMPA, rtx. , 

Virtorr 

(3t. Petersbiyrg. 8a- 
^ ragota. prlando 
epllt) 
1st half 
Roma Bros 
Furman & Evans 
Diane ft Rublnt 
Fern ft Marls 
Joy Dros ft Mann 

tou:do, o. 

B. F. Kelth'a 
Peters A LeBuff 
Dixie Hamilton 
Otto Bros 
Fo«r Flushing 
Jed Dooley Co 
Carnival of Venice 

. 2d half 
Wade Booth 
Senna & Weber 
Al Rasch Ballet 
Stan f<taf.l(?j' " 
Paul Pk'trtneh } 
(One to nilt ^ 

TOB^NTO 1 
,»hM'a 

Twtt Geztls ' 
Jean .^uthera 
C&rllsla ft Laijial 
J Lucas £ia ^ , 
Road to 8tariaj;(i , 
Haley ft Rock <) ^ 
Siamesr- Daiicers 

TKHNTOM^i N. •« 



inU'CTOK, DEL. 
AUUne 

^d Morton 
■WIIllcs Reception • 
Margaret I'adula 
Roy ft Arthur ■ 

2d halt 
Chevalier Broa . 
Dayton ft Palmer 
Bnckrldge Casey Co 
Babcock .& Dolly 

WOONSfHJKEI 
BUon 
Merrltt ft Coughlin 
Bits of Melody 

2d half 
Tune In 
Tabor ft Green 
YONKER8, N. T. 
Proetor'a 

2d half (5-«) 
Royal Oascoynes 
George Lyons 
Husbands Beware 
Edith CllfTord Co 
Cole ft Snyder 
(One to nil) 

1st halt (S-11) 
Buckley CAS 
Thos E Shea 
Morris ft ^haw 
Holland Dot-kri:: 
(Two to fill) 

Id half (12-ir.) 
I>erothy Nellnoh 
Keyholf Kamens 
(((th^rs to fl!l» 

' YOttk. ^A. 

York p.. M. 

.MrrnrmBCli fi \V 



Demi Tasse Rev 
Bill Robinson 
Du (Alien 

State Uiko 

Juliet 

Ckelly ft Heit Rev 
Bert Swor 
DeAo ft Rochelle 
Olcott ft Polly Ann 
Curtis' Ahimala 
I'aul Decker 
Heller A Rellly 

CALGABT. CAN. 
OrphMtna 

_ (g-l«) 
(Same bill playa 
Vancouver 11-11) 
Webb'a Ent 
Herbert Clifton 
Elliott Dexter 
Coscla A Verot 
Herbert'a Dogs 
Ubby A Sparrow 
Lola Bennett 

CED. BAPIDS, lA.. 
Majertle 

Neal Abel 
Oordon A Knowlton 
Leviathan Orch 
(One to- All) 
2d Mlf 
Sargent ft Marvia 
4 Cameron* 
Elsie Clark Co 
(Two to fill) 

D.AVENPOKT, lA. 

ColamMa 

.Althea I^ras Co 
Sargent ft Marvin 
O B Alexander Co ' 
4' Camerons 
(Two to ftin •• 

2d haU 
Ncal Abel: 
Van ft VemoB 
Moore A Freed- 

DENVER, COLO. 
Orpheana 

ICaravaeft 

Ilurft ft Vogt 

Blsle Clark 

I<ockett ft Page 

O'Dlva 

M Clifton ft P 

Willie Solar 

DE8 HOI N EH, I A. 

Orplieom 

Australian Waltes 
Harry Keesler Co 



Mala St. 
Hong Kong Troupe 
Tex McLeod 
Snub Pollard Co 
The Volenteera 
Revue LaPetlte 
LOS ANGELES 
Orpheuaa 
Patterson A C 
Sylvia Clark 
Harry Burs 
Lorraine Sis 
Cecilia Loftus 
Combe A Nevltts 
Sleeping Porch 

HlUSt. 

Jee Howard Rer 
Walters A Walters 
Mabel MoCane 
Henry ft Moor* 
Manning ft Claaa 

MILWAUKEE 

Palaea 

(Sunday opening) 
Trentlnl A Zardo 
Chic Sale 
The Test 
Howard Kyle 
Frawley ft Louise 
Glenn ft Jenkins 

MINIJEAPOLIS 

Hennepin 

(.-Sunday opening) 
Rich Hayes 
Harry M Snodgrass 
Jpale Heather 
Kitty Doner Ce 
Klein Bros 
GHorsdorf Sis 

OAKfJIND. CALIF. 

Orpmnm 

Birdie Reeves 
Dave Ferguson 
1*ed Lewis Bd 
Klmberly ft Page 
Robin ft Hood 

OMAHA, NEB. 

Orphenm 

lion Valerlo 
Harry Holbrooic 
Bessie Barrlsca!* 
Scofleld Dancers ^ 
Joe Darcey 
Bostock's Riding S 

PORTLAND, ORE. 
Orphcom 

Blue lllrd 



-NEW YORK CITY 
State 

SeiblAI ft Albert 
Paul Mall 
Rudell & Donegan 
Ed Cleve , 

Century Rev 
(One to All) 

American 

Plelert ft .Scoficld 
Kay Span^ler Co 
J Eddys 

Butler ft Parker 
Reck ft Rector 
(Two to fill) 
2d half 
Ruaaell ft Haye* 
Clinton Rooney Bd 
Arch Stanley 
Matthews ft Ayrea 
(Four to fill) 

Tictoria 

Marston ft Manley 
Yarmark 
(Three to fill> 

2d half "^ 
Reck ft Rector 
Smith ft Cantor 
Frank Statrord Co 
Buttler ft Parker 
Kay Spangler Co 

Liacoln Sa* 
Arleya 

Stuart ft Laah 
Shilth ft Sawyer 
Chaa ToMaa 
Prlmroae Minstrels 

2d half 
Samaroft ft Sonla 
Brooks ft Power* 
Frank D'Armo Co 
(Two to All) 

Oreeley 8«. 

Ellta Garcia Co 
Walah Reed ft W 
Kerr ft Ensign 
Moore ft Mitchell 
Cha* McGooda Co 
(One to fill) 
2d half 
Arleys 

Hazel Crosby Co 
Thornton ft Carlton 
Overholt ft Touag 
Bert Walton 
Deslys Sla Co 

Delaarey St. 

Maude EUett Co 



Stuart ft Lash 
Smith ft Sawyer 
HcGrath ft Dpcds 
Jack Wllsoa-Xo 

ATenne B 

The Harringtons 
Charlotte Wortk 
Jim Reynolds 
Cole Toang ft Bd 
(One to All) 
2d hajf 
Musical Wheelers 
Eva Tanguay 
Chaa McOooda Co 
(Two to All) 

BROOKLYN 

MetropoUtaa 

Vanderbllts 

Van Tyaon ft Van 

Seminary Scandala 
Wilson ft Garry 
Stara of Future 

I^dt•a 

Herl>erta Beeson 
Eadie ft Ramsden 
Ray Barrett Co 
Brooks ft Power* 
Deslys Sis Co 

2d half 
Ford ft Prioe 
Foley ft Jerome 
Marston ft Manley 
I>eC Grenades Orch 

Gatea 

4 Beddings 
Smith ft Cantor 
F Statrord Co 
Philllpa A B 
Dec Orenadoa Orch 

I*t halt 
Plelert A Scofleld 
Jack Houach Oo 
SO Miles ffora Bway 
Graxer A Lawlor 
(On* to All) 

Palaea 

Foley ft Jerome 
Eva Tanguay 
Olga ft NIehola* 
(Two to fill) 
2d half 
Hope A Manalon 
Tango Shoe* 
(Three to flli) 

ATLANTA, OA. 
Graa« 

Torke'* Dog* 



CMMY 



CH.ABLE8 



BARBIER-SMS^ & CO. 

rating "ACTION. CAMEBA" 
Direction KILKV BROS. 



Moore ft Freed 
(Two to fill) 
Sd half 
AJthea Lucaa Co 
Flagler Bros ft R 
a B Alexander <> 
KnJ'es ft LockWood 
I>avi(]8ori's Loons 

K.\NSAS CITY. MO. 
Orpkenan 

(Sunday opening) 



M I- 



^■:•,^ 1* 



.vr-iA' 



Frances Arms 
I'rlnceton ft Watson 
Stan Kavanagh 
Dick Henderson 
Grtmn Twins 
Robbie Godore 

SACR'NTO, CAUr.^ 

Orpfacam 

(8-10) 
(Same bill p!ny* 

I'fpsno ll-ir, ) 
P e i; 



Singing, Dancing, Fighting' 
juvenile of "Plain Jane'' 

MAX HOFFMAN,- JR. 

Thi* Wet4c,* Wcrba'*, BvaalUya 



I I'' lOSl't") V-j^ 



Hazel Crosby Co 
Bert Walton 
Tango Shoes 
(Two to fill) 
2d half 
Herbf-rta BessOn 
Eadie ft Ramsdcn 
YaroiAu 
(Two to fill) 

National 

Samaroft ft Sonla 

J ft B Page 

Milestones 

Jarrow 

Clinton Rooney Bd 

2d half 
: Eddys 

•See America Fir*t 
Emerson ft Bsldwin 
Berndt ft Partner 

Orphenm 

Rerndt & Partner 
J Housrh Co 
iO, Miles froui Bway 
T|iornton A Carltoir 
Uraxer & Lavilor 

2d half " 
Rogers ft DorUIn 
Chaa Tobias 
Kerr ft Enslga 
Phillips ft i: 
J I Fisher Orrli 

Bonlcvard 

Ford A Price 
J ft A Humby 
Overboil .A Ifoung 
Bi-onadn A. Dale 
Bonif DOfe Rev 
tdhn'f 

! : . -rf •• « «i . 



Al Abbott 

McDevltt Kelly A Q 
Bsrio Dlying Olrt* 
(One to fill) 

niB'OHAM, Ala. 

Booth ft Nina 
Boland.ft Hopkins 
Lloyd ft Rosalia 
Lewis ft Dody 
Paramount t 

BOSTON 
Orpbeaas 

Grant ft Feeley 
Gormley ft Caftrey 
Irvlng's Midgets 
(Une to fill) 

BirPFAIiO 

Slat* 

l/aFrance Co 
Delbrldge ft O 
BfrnardI 
Fagg ft White 
Zaza Adele Co 

CHICAGO 
Chat«aB 

24 half 
Powers 2 

Warren A Hayes "• 
Hub<rt Klnnejr Co 
A I H Wflsoo 
Teddy Bear ' 



Kandy Krooka 
Bob Nelsoa 
Tidla Brava Oa 
(One to All) 

C!LEVELAND, O. 

Stat* 
Hnbert Dyer Co 
Berdle Kraemer 
Siamese Twlna 
Pinto ft Boyle 
Balkan Wanderers 

DALLAS, TEX. 

Mriba 

Day at Race* 
Gould ft Adama 
Van ft Carrie Avery 
Rogers A Donnelly 
Braille ft Polio Rev 

HOBOKEN, N. J. 
I^rle 

Russell ft Hayea 
(Four to All) 
2d halt 
The Leons 
Calvin ft O'Connor 
Niobe 
(Two to All) 

LONDON, CAN. 
La^w 

Witt ft Winter* 
Cardo ft Noll 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Capld'a Cloae'^ap* 
Kaianis Orch 

MEMPHIS, 
Ixtew 

Circus Show 

MII.WAVKEB 
Miller 

Arrlal DoGrolfs 
Raymond ft K 
Nkda Norraine 
Cook ft Vernon 
Tony ft Norman 
E'ClaIr Twlna ft W 

MONTREAL 
La*w 

DeVrles Troupe 
May McKay ft Sla 
Clay Crouch Co 
Gaites Bros ' 
Jiilia Kelety 
4 Uadcapa 

NEWARK, N. J. 

State 
4 Casting Campbells 
Chas F Seamon 
Tales ft Carson 
Meyers ft llantord 



Review of R*vu*a 

MEW OBLBANS 

Cresarat 



Adair ft Adafr 

Ooldie ft Beatty 

Jas C Morton Co 

Mllo 

B Philllpa Co 

OSHKOSU. WIS. 
Grand 

McDonald J 
Frost ft Morrison 
Jackson & Mack 
'Jimmy Lyona 
Vie Quinn Orch 

PBOVIDENCB. B. I 
Kmrry 

Amoras ft Obey 
Mabel Drew 
Jean Barrios Co 
Ilalg ft LeVere 
Co-Eds 

BICH. HILL, L. I. 

Wlibtrd 
Gibson ft Price 
Ubert Carletpn 
See America Ftrat 
McOrath ft Deeda 
Mile Ivy Co 

2d halt 
4 Beddings 
C Weston Co 
Milestones - 
Van ft O'Donnell 
Primrose Minstrels 

SPBINGF-D, MA»S. 

BreadWar 

Rogerii. A DorklB 
Frank D'Armo Co 
t Weston Co 
Cook Mortimer A H 
(One to All) 
2d half 
Bllla Garcia Co 
Walsh Reed A W 
Bronson ft Dale 
(Two to All) 

TOBONTO 
Yong* St. 

; Wallers 
Beasley Twin* 
Hodge ft Lowell 
Raymond ft RoyCe 
Wanla Seaman Co 

W-ASniNGTON 

I.OCW 

Olntaros 

Murray ft Gerrtsh 
Robinson Jania Co 
Bob Murphy And 
Powell Sext'-lto 



EXPERIRNCED 
CHOHt'S GIRLS 



WANTED 

NO TRAVELING 

40 Weeks la N. Y. City Only 

Jack Maaoa, ApolU Barieek Theatre 

811 W. UOtk «t., New York City 



FANTAOES dRCTJIT 

TORONTO 
PniitaceB 



Rrdford ^ Wallace 
Barrett A Farrmn 

i i-f ;» 



(Sunday opening) 
4'Wordons 
Fpley ft Leture 
Dillon ft Parker Cp 
Tim Kelly 
Gbrdon ft Germalne 

HAMILTON/ CAN. 

Pantage* 
Helen Bach 1 
Hardy ft Hanley 

Harmonia 
Downing A Buddy 
Barbler Slmma Co 

CHICAOO 
Chateaa 

t Silvers 
Purcell ft VIncle 
Revue DeArt 
KItner & Roaney 
SMlly Rogers A S 

MINNEAPOLIS 

I*aatage* 

(Sunday opening) 
Strobel A Merteaa 
Marks ft Ethel 

(Two to fill) 

REGINA, CAX. 
^ Pantagea 

Wheoler ft Wheeler 
Ferguson AS 
Scovllle Dancera 
Plaano A I.andauer 
Hamel Si* A S 

coiiimis 

8lSii.%TOON, CAN. 
Pantagea 

(J-11) 
(Same bIH plays 
I>;dmonton 2d half) 
peretfos 
Vj'yelh ft Wynn 
T,oul8 ft F Berkotr 
Thornton ft S 
A C Astor 
^uma 4 

CALGABY, CIN. 
Pantage* 

S Blanks 
Louis Winiett 
Fashions 
Iseo I.lnrl 
Itaymund Fagan 
Lomas T C* 



Sid Lewis 
Robt Relly Co 
Mack ft Corel 
Ulrton Olrla 

YANCOCVEB, B. C. 
Paatagra 

2 Martells 
Joe DeLler 
Kelly Sla 
Ivan BankoR 
Burke Walsh ft N 
Fred Lindsay Co 

BELL'HAV, WASH 

Vaaderille 

Yvonne 

Ppllls ft Lerey 
C Donovan A M 
Hughes ft Burke 
Ben Ne* One 
Riding Costello* 

TACOMA, WASH. 
Pantage* 

F ft E Carmen 
P ft M Miller 
Oaffney A Walton 
Girlie A Sonla 
T^Malre ft Ralston 
Vardell Bro* 

POBTLAND. OBK. 

Pantagea 
Bentell ft Oould 
Gibson Sis 
Rowland ft Meehan 
Th* Conductor 
Hyams ft Evaaa 
S Aces 

T^yel 

(Open week) 
Raymond' WJlbert 
Norman ft Olaea 
Dana ft Mack 
Summers ft IlUnt 
Kate ft Wlle^ 

SAN FRANCISCO 
ranlacoa. 

(.Sunday opening) 
Karbe ft Sis 
JanIa ft ChaploW 
Scanlon D 'A S 
Vine ft Temple 
Movie Maa<iue 
Follies of^ 1»2S 
LOS ANGKIJ» 
Pantage* 
Joe Relchen 



WALTER MEYERS 

"Repre*«pBnns the n«>«it'.' 

Bxctusive 'VftOdevlllo Repfei<entallre for 

VINCENT IX)PKZ 

N»»l week. B.F. Albee. BrtJhkly* 

1«:<) Il'way, at ^IstSt., N. Y. Circle >•«« 



Urn 



SPOKANE, 

Paatasea , 

John Ultita. Co 
Orren ft Dpcs^ 
'I.«nora'H Htoppar* 
'\Vllls ft BobMna: 
Teyama Japs ■ 
f.intuct'l ' 

, SEATTLE 

Pantavae . 

%'^ I T.«T««i:n 

»M . ' Ar-.; ••. . •, ., 



Carvat ft Votena . 
FUzKlbbons .ft M 
* Anderson (Mrl* 
Masters, ft O 

Skate Classica 

>A*f oitGo. r.it.. 

Murand A X<*e 

I^onard ft WUhoq 
Mildred. Myqa 
Norton ft Browcr 
t mi<<fnVn' »■ r 

!■ '>• r- -1 .;.. 1 , 



L'G UK.\(li, CAL. 
Uoyt 

Zelda Bros 
Dodd ft Leeder 
Uobbo ft Stark 
VIr Norton Co 
Adler ft Dunbar 
Dreamy Spala 

SALT LAKE CITY 
Paaiage* 

Bill Genevieve ft T 
Althoff Sla 
Geo Toeman 
Slatko Kev 
L^w Cooi>er 
Olympla Dearal 

OGDEN, ITAH 
Pantagea 

Kara 

Moro ft Yaco 

Rennees 

ClIR Nazarro 

Morrison Bd 

Thaler's Circus 

DENVER, COLO. 

Paatage* 

McBanns 
O'Brien ft Joseph 



COLO. BPBINGS 

Paatacr* 

(»-Il) 
(Same bill play* 

Pueblo 2d half) 
Visaer ft Co 
Ulis ft Clark 
Seminary Marr 
Paul Sydell 
Marpua ft Booth 
Chefalo 

OMAHA, NEB. 
Pantagea 
Juggling NeUona 
Kennedy ft Martia 
Leona I^Marr 
Maryon \adie Co 
Seabarks 

KANSAS CITY, MO 
Pantage* 

Mack ft Brantley 
Harold Kennedy 
Ross ft Edward* 
Caprice Ballet 
H ft H Langton 
L Mayers ft O 
MEMPHIS 
Pantagea 
Allan Shaw 
King ft Irwin 



ELMER EL CLEVE 

In 

"A BIT O' SCOTCH" 

Next-lo-Cio*lng 

LOEW'8 STATE *' 

NEW YORK 

Week of March 9th 

Direction MARK LEDDY 



Helen Eddy 
Alexander A B 
Sherman Van A H 
Klutlng'a Animal* 



Herb LIoy(} Co 
Lambert I 
Raaal%n Srandala 
Jewell'* MaDtkUui 
Rekoma 



WESTEKH VAUDEYILLE 



CHICAGO 

Anaericaa 

Van Camp's Novelty 
Harper Olrla 
Arthur Lloyd 
Vanity Dolla 
(Two to All) 
2d halt 
Hatter ft Paul 
Crowland 
Oordon ft Healy 
(Three to fill) 

Cealral Park 

The Braminos 
Williams A Toang 
Emily Earl Co 
Al Moore Bd 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Banjo Land 
Sang ft Chung 
Anderson A Bnrt 
Hayden Dun ft U 
Herb Bolt t 

Engiewaod 

Snanley Chapman 
Bflly Gross Co 
Blale Clark Co 
(three to All) 
td half 
Van Camp'* Novelty 
Stuts ft Bingham 
(Four to fill) 

Ke4«le > 

Kryo ft Ogawa 
Lubtn ft liOwrle 
Ada Henderaen 
Bronson A Bran* 
Doo Baker Rev 
<One to All) 
2d half 
Bell ft Caron 
Ray Snow Co 
Eepe ft Duttoa 
(Three to Alt) 

LIneala 

(loss ft Barrow* 
Clifford Kemp ft II 
Casey ft Warren 
Stuts ft Bingnam 
(Two to All) 
2d hair 
Emily Earl Co 
Arthur Lloyd 
Billy Oro*a Co 
(Three to All) 



DECATdB, ILL. 
EnapreiM 
Oreen ft LaFeli ' 
Hall Ermine ft B 
Dunbar ft Turner 

2d half ' 
Jack Hughes t ' 
Allen Norman 
Uttle Rev 

EVANSVILLE, INO 
Grand 

Juggleland 
C R 4 •"• • 

Fox ft Allya 
V ft E Stantoa 
(Two to Alt) 
2d half 
O'Rourke. A Kelly .. 
Frank Devoe Co 
Aramantb SI* 
(Three to All) 

OALKSBrBO, tLI.. 
Orpheaaa 

Versatile Octette 
Morrison A COghlaa 
Yorks ft King 

2d halt 
Oroh ft Adont* 
Sampset ft L 
Kerlnska-Getart Ce 
JOLIET, ILL. 

Orpbeana 

Bsp« ft Dattoa 
(Two to fill) 
2d half 
Bronson ft Evan* 
H«iry Bergman C* 
(One to fill) • 
MADISON. WIS. 
Orpheaaa 

Oordon A Healjr 
Alabama Land 
Hamilton A Barnea 
I Salto* 
(Two to All) ^ 

2d halt 
Roahlers K FNor 
Lorner Olrla 
Johnny Hyman 
A A F Stedmao 
The Teat 
(One to All) 
MILWAUKKB 
HaJ**tle 
MAR Sfaelair 



IN CHICAGO 

CHARLES YATES 

a( Irring Yata*' Olllce, New Yarfc 

Standard acts desirous of going Ca*( 
kindly call. 

Loop I-Iad Uoildlag, 1T7 North Slate St. 

nooklag with Laew and all independ- 
ent Kaatern oHlce*. 



a= 



i,» 



Mai**tic 
S«lblnl ft Orovlnt 
Mahon A Cholet 
Karrlsoa A Dobson 
Ramsdells A Dcye 
I.azar A Dale 
Ray Bohemiana 
Jarvis A Rarrtson 
(Three to All) 

9iAi* 

Monroe Bros 
Burt ft Roaedale Co 
(One to All) 
2d half 
Dainty Maria 
C R 4 
(One to All) 

BLOOM'TON. ILL. 

Hajeatie 

Jack Hugh** 2 
Allen IVopmaa 
HI* Little Rev 

2d halt 
O^een ft I.aFel| 
Hall Engine ft B 
Datibar ft Turner 

ca.UfPAIGN. IIX,. 

Orpi)^aa 

2d half 
i (i:-i6) 

B ft L <1i!lecte 
3a Da 3 
Lewis ft LkVsrr 
Franklo Kelcy la 
Bob Hall 
(One to (111) 

< I ' J i.1 . . \> . » .^ 

I '. Ml I .> / 



Bartlett A Pranklla '.; 
Harry Antrlqi 
Jessie Hsyward C* '' 
P Chinese <7o 
Stratford Comedy < 
Crystal Bennett Co 
(One to All) 

mXNBAPOUS 
7th 81. 
Prlnca l,»o 
Pinched' 
Sunset 4 

■ylveater A Vance , 
(Three to 00) 

PKOBIA, IIX. 

»«•*• 'T.,. 

rUch MInstrela 

2d hiill ••V-" 
?hll Davla 
S B Leviathan (/rch 
(l^hree to filll i 

QVixcY. rLt. •; 

Orptoanai " ; « , i 
O^oh ft Adonle' t I ' ' < 
.Sanipsel ft L' •< i -f 
Ktrinska-Gkzart' Ca >> 
Id halt -It 

V«riiB(lie Ortett*' 
Morrldotl A Coghllg • ! 
Yorl.r ft King I 

Bacine, wiA. ' 

Blaila '■■•'■'' ' ' 
Berf flhepard Cm '•'' ' 
Waller Weei&i,?,'*"; 
li»rry .Q;j'nt*ttf "*** 

' . . ft-,,-;? 



16 



VARIETY 



BURLESQUE 



Wednesday, March 4, 1925 



BURLESQUE CENSORING INVITED 
FROM CITIZENS BY BRONX HOUSE 



Walter Batcheler, Prospect's Manager, Driven to 
Extremity Through Newspaper's Attacks — Sug- 
gests Civic Committee to Pass on Shows 



For the first time In New York 
burlesque a - house manager has 
Invited public censorship. Wal- 
ter Batcheler, manager. Prospect 
(Bronx), playing. Mutual shows, has 
Isbued a public invitation (or a civic 
comnvittee of (onr. two men and 
two women or all men or all 
women. The personnel is imma- 
terial to the management 

Batcheler wanta the committee to 
call at the Proupect any Monday 
afternoon or evening when a new 
show comes to the house, view its 
performance and malce stenographic 
notes. If any alleged oftenslveness 
is charged, the committee's report 
will be considered accordingly. 

This invitation for public censor- 
ship follows the recent campaign 
launched by the "Home News" (an 
uptown newspaper which issues a 
dally edition, one for the Bronx 
and Harlem, also a Sunday paper, 
which denied its advertising col- 
umns to the Prospect and Apollo, 
12Sth street), and is given with the 
sanction of the executives at the 
Mutual offices from its downtown 
offices. 

The "Home News" has been noti- 
fied by Manager Batctialer of his 
desire to give clean shows and giv- 
ing it assurance through the public 
censorship plan. As matters stand 
"The News" has let up in its direct 
tight against the Prospect, unless 
there ia a recurrence of "The 
Princess Soltaaa" dance which re- 
cently put the Prospect la wrong 
wfth the paper. 

Incidentally the campaign against 
the Apollo continues, with the up- 
-•town Cltlxens* Committee, via Its 
chatarman, F. Palmer Gibson. $ Blast 
l'2Sth street, having personally gone 
to the district attorney's office with 
complaints against performances 
there. 

The Apollo matter has been 
turned over ' to .^sistant District 
Attorney Wallace who has given 
the committee assurance that the 
alleged indecent and obscene shows 
will be stopped. 



STEPPE SHOW 

FOR COLUMBIA 

IN SUMMER 



SAND BAG ACCIDENT 
BRINGS $101,429 SUIT 

Will King Show Girl Claims 

Permanent Injury— Engaged 

to "Coffee Dan'* 



Sheeted for After-Season 

Run — Rebuke for Gus 

HiH's Phoney 



COOCH DANCER ON TRIAL 



*'Prirfceas Sultana" Accused of Per* 
forfning Obscene Danoe 



Arguments were heard Monday 
before Justice Wagner in the Bronx 
Supreme Court in the trial of Blsie 
Lorraine, known professionally as 
"Princess Sultana." arrested at the 
Prospect, Bronx (Mutual Whcpl), 
charged with presenting an "im- 
raofal and' obscene" dance in the 
theatre. Jack „ Burke, assistant 
manager of the house, was arregted 
at the same time, charged with per- 
mitting the danse, which is claimed 
to be against the law. . 

The Bronx case yraa due for trial 
last week, but delayed when District 
Attorney McQeehan was handed an 
order, signed by Justice Wagner, 
requesting him to show cause why 
the defendants should not t>e prose- 
cuted through Grand Jury indict- 
ment Instead of being tried in Spe- 
cial Sessions. The order automati- 
cally sUyed further action until 
Monday.*^ 



Cain & Davenport's "Harry 
Steppe's Show" has been picked for 
the summer run nt the Columbia, 
New York, and will open an indefl- 
Inlte engagement at the house Sat- 
urday night. May 2. 

The/ regular season at the Colum- 
bia will terminate April 25, with the 
house remaining dark until the fol- 
lowing Saturday. 

The selection of the'Steppc Show 
waalnade this week by the direc- 
tors of the Columbia Amusement 
Company. Sam Scribner, Columbia's 
general manager, confirmed the 
choice by telegraph from Florida. 
Maurice Cain was notified at Kan- 
sas City, where the attraction is 
playing currently. 

The Harry Steppe Show was 
picked from the 38 shows on the 
wheel, quite a tribute to its young 
producers, Cain ft Davenport, and 
to the cast beaded by Harry Steppe 
and Harry O'Neal. Steppe and 
O'Neal returned to burlesque last 
season, after an absence in vaude- 
ville, following which they separated 
for a short period, while O'Neal did 
a two-act with Harry C<ang. 

The Steppe Show, can remain at 
the Columbia until August if bus- 
iness warrants, the booking being 
for that length of time. Last sum- 
mer, "Let's Go" averaged over $10,- 
000 weekly at the house for four 
weeks, getting out to make way for 
"Hollywood Follies," which had 
prior arrangementa 

The announcement of the Steppe 
Show engagement refutes the in- 
tentional erroneous story given out 
by the Oua Hill office to the ettect 
a Hill produced colored show was 
to get the summer run . engagement 
at the Columbia. Hill's proposed 
production had never been given 
consideration. 



BURLESQUE ROUTES 



ITES I 



COLUMBIA cnunnT 

(March »• March 16) 

Bathing Beauttea— '9 Stamford; .0 
Holyoke; 11-14 Springfield, Maas.; 
16 Umpire, Providence. 

•••t Show in Town — 9 Oayety. 
Montreal: K-18 Empire, Lewis- 
town; 19-21 Jefferson, Portland, Me. 

BroMlway by Night — 9 Ca«lno, 
Boikon: 1* Columbia, New York. 

CoiiM Alono— > L. O.; 1< Olympic, 
Chleaco. 

Cooper, Jimmy — 9 Lyceum. Co- 
lumbus; It Lyric. Dayton. 

Fast Bleppars — 9 Palace. Balti- 
mott; 16 Qayety, Washington. 
(Continued on page 62) ' 



San Francisco. March 8. 

Ruby Adams, former show girl 
with the' Will King company, who, 
on Jan. 10, was injured on the stage 
of the Strand theatre, has filed suit 
in the Superior Court seeking |101,- 
429.20 damages. 

Miss Adams filed her suit under 
her real name of Ruby Boxo, and 
claims that her career as a stage 
dancer has been ptrmanentlij^ ter- 
minated through the injuries re- 
ceived when a sandbag fell upon 
her during a performance of the 
King company. The girl claims that 
at the time of the accident ?ho was 
receiving $85 per week, and she 
further alleges that her spine was 
broken, several ribs fractured and 
her lags paralyzed. Mls.s Adams is 
still in the hospitl. The claim speci- 
fies $1,429.20 for hospital expenses 
to date and the $100,000 sought cov- 
ers g«neral damages. 

The defendants in the suit arc 
The New York and San Francisco 
Amusement Co.. M. L. Markowitz, 
M. M. and A. M. Lesser, Basil 
Knoblock, the City Investment Co., 
and the Black and White Company. 
The first and second companies are 
said to be made up of the Lesser 
interests, and it is believed that the 
Black and White Company is the 
corporation name under which Will 
King operates his business. The 
Knoblock mentioned is one of the 
stage mechanics of the Strand crew. 

An unusual slant on the case is 
the fact that Ackerman and Har- 
ris were said to hold the King con- 
tract And were doing business with 
Markowitz of the theatre, and yet 
they are not mentioned in the suit. 

At the time of the accident Miss 
Adams was said to be engaged to 
John Davis, J)etter known as "Cof- 
fee Dan," proprietor of a famous 
cafe of that name. Davis declares 
that he will marry Miss Adams, if 
she will have him. In spite of her 
raalme^^onditlon. 



BURLESQUE REVIEWS 



STOP AND GO 

(COLUMBIA) 

Btnlclit Barton Carr 

Insenuc •• Jvan Bedini 

Soubret BtlMl L>« Vr&ux 

Prima Donna. Anna Uycra 

ConiMKllan Bob Startaman 

Dancer , Vaoletta 

BpeclaUy Brford'i OddUiea 

Featured Comedian John Barry 



HILLS DIVORCED 

San Fi-ancisco, March 3. 

A divorce has been granted 

Mildred Markle Hills, member of the 

Will King company, from Horace 

Hills on grounds of desertion. 



S 



CHARGES AGAMST 
(WARRICK DROPPED 



Mrs. Hilla has the custody of the 
one child. 

The couple were married here 
Feb. 17, 1919, and Hills left hte wife 
and boy in January of 1923. The 
court awarded the mother $50 
weekly for the support of the boy. 

Hills ia an automobile salesman. 



John G. Jermon's (Jacobs A Jer- 
mon) ''Stop and Go," at the Colum- 
bia, NeW York, last week, qualifies 
as good burlesque through the 
strength of the comedy department, 
dominated by John Barry. It is only 

an average opera in the other 
branches. 

The show is augmented by eight 
English dancing girts, Krford's Oddi- 
ties, an aerial specialty, with three 
girls. The specialty clicks nicely, 
but the girls seem unhappily placed 
In the chorus, which is below average 
in appearance and pep. 

Barry receives real assistance from 
Bob Startzman, second comedian, 
and Burton Carr, stralgiit. Startz- 
man does eccentric tramp, also a 
blackface specialty in "one," mailing 
up in view of the audience, and do- 
ing a quick change to minstrel 
attire. 

Most of the numbers died standing 
up, which didn't prevent the princi- 
pals from encoring blithely, applause 
or no applause. Anna Meyers proved 
an exception to this, and Barry, 
Startzman and Carr pulled many 
encores with a "blues" number, 
studded with broad topical comedy 
verses. Ethel De Veaux, a stand- 
ardized stereotyped soabret, failed 
to ring the bell all evening. 

A girl billed as Vco)etta turned in 
a good acrol>atic contortion dance in 
one scene aifd a not-ao-good classi- 
cal one in another. Sbe also ap- 
peared In bits. 

The show follows the revue style, 
with Barry always getting laughs, 
regardless of material. His dancing 
is far above ttac average and his 
talents decidedly of mu.slcat comedy 
proportions. HIS one fault lies in 
reading lines carelessly, sometimes 
slurring the punches and lulling, the 
kiclc. He makes up for this In a 
measure by a real knowledge of com- 
edy values, unction and some of the 
fuiViiiest extreme wardrol>e worn by 
an eccantric comedian in seasons. 
His playing of the "Room 202" scene 
was a howl, much of the business and 
dialog appearing and sounding ad Ub. 

The anecdote idea copped from 
Chariot's and other revues, in this 
show entitled "Bugiiouse Fables." 
didn't mean a thing, except the bits 
in wliich Barry appeared^. Much 
-better was "Stop and Go,*! a ridicu- 
lous bit of nonsense, in whicb the 
two coinics don traffic cop uniforms 
and handle the traffic Indicator. A 
double dance preceded this, in which 
Startzman registered as a corking 
hoofer in a comedy double with 
Barry, 

The eight English girls, working 
a la Tiller, had their biggest moment 
in a stool dance ballet, which was 
well executed. Their other octet 
numbers were convention and along 
the lines now grown familiar since 



Jean Bedini Introduced the Eiigliah 
girls to burlesque. 

"The Play's the Thing," a comedy 
scene In one, was another good bit 
for Barry. As the "audience," ha 
pulled considerable laughter with hia 
Interruption of the rehearsal. Aa 
the successful lover In a "vampire" 
scene, in which he and Startzman 
were suitors for the prlmii's duke, 
he was equally funuir. 

Erford's Oddities; aerial novelty, 
was nicely spotted in the burlesque 
and received generous applause. Two 
of the three girls -work on ladders 
attached to a device that parallels an 
aerial merry-go-round. The third 
girl rides a bicycle contraption which 
turns the device. A musical bell- 
ringing: number, while revolving at 
top speed, made a flash finish for the 
turn. ^ 

The lx)ok IS credited to I. R. Ilamp, 
and, though reminiscent. Is modem. 
Two full-stage sets stood out, with 
the rest of average proportions and 
merit. The absorption by the chorus 
of most of the specialty people is one 
of the glaring weaknesses, but the 
producer may have figured Barry's 
comedy contribution strong enough 
to alibi considerable economy in 
other dircktions. He wasn't so far 
wrong, at that, for Barry excuses 
many of the defects and hides most 
of the shortcomings. Barry's indi- 
vidual work makes a good comedy 
show. Con. 



Das Moines, March 3. 
The charges of Immorality 
brought against the Garrick theatre 
here, on the Mutual Burlesque Cir- 
cuit, by the women's clubs, have 
been ignored by the Polk county 
grand Jury. The theatre, under the 
management or N. S. Barger, was 
charged with nude chorus girls and 
obscene Jokes by the women's 
clubs, chief of police and the Ku 
KIux Klan. No record of the inves- 
tigation was given to the 1924 grand 
Jury when It made its final recom- 
mendation before Judge W. O. 
Bonner, showing that the matter 
had been ignored. 

ICarrie H. Dickey. presMent of 
the women's club, was the leader 
in the crusade against the house. 
Stenographers accompanied the 
women to performances of Joseph 
Perry's "Bashful Babies" show and 
took notes. The reports were ac- 
oompanled^y explaaations and Hn- 
t«-ppetations by the womed. the 
county attorney stated. 

Mutual shows playing th« Oar- 
rlck have not been ^othered since 
the grand Jury ignored the charges. 



HERK'S STATEMENT ON ARTISTS 



The Mutual Burlesque circuit 
alleges reports have reached 
Mutual headquarters that In 
New York certain producing 
managers on another circuit 
have been approaclting stars 
and featured Mutual artists with 
offers for next season. 

The recent publication of the 
engagement for next season of 
Mike Sacks, Mutual comedian 
with the "Speedy Steppers," by 
Ed Daley, the Columbia pro- 
ducer, is referred to by the wi- 
txial executives as a specific in- 
stance. The report of the en- 
gagement of Sacks by Daley 
brought emphatic denial from 
I. H. Herk, president of the Mu- 
tual, who claims Sacks was of- 
fered a three years' contract by 
Daley at a graduated scale be- 
ginning at $260 weekly, but re- 
turned the contracts with a 
statement he was perfectly sat- 
isfied with his treatment by the 
Mutual circuit. 

Herk's Ststement 
Mr. Herk's statement fol- 
lows: 

While it Is true that a prop- 
osition was made to Mike 
Sacks, said Mr. Herk, the offer 
was declhied. As a matter of 
fact, contracts were sent to 
Mr. Sacks calling for his serv- 
ices for three years at a grad- 
uated salary commencing at 
12(9 per week for the first 



season with Daley. But these 
were returned by Mr. Sacks 
with the statement that he was 
perfectly satisfied with his ex- 
perience as a featured player 
on the Mutual circuit, and had 
neither reason to make a 
change nor any desire to do 

I sup^se it is quite natural 
that other interests jthould at- 
tempt to secure leading fea- 
tured players now with our 
shows and from the informa- 
tion that reaches me I am con- 
vinced that others than Mr. 
Sacks have been similarly ap- 
proached. But I have yet to 
hMr of a single instance where 
sufch overtures were success- 
ful. Not only have there been 
no desertions from our ranks, 
but I have had repeated assur- 
ances from our stars and fea- 
tured players that they shall 
be glad to ^ntfnue with us 
next season. 

The Mutual Burlesque Asso- 
ciation has been established 
upon the solid foundation of 
good will and loyalty. Its suc- 
cess has been truly amazing, 
and lias been due to the con^ 
tinuance and intensity of this 
feeling. 
President Herk intimated that 
- when the plans of Mutual for 
next season were definitely an- 
nounced some surp isirsr da- 
velopnMnts may be expected. 



BEAUTY PARADERS 

(Mutual) 

.ItraiKht Joe Forte 

Prima Dunna MInolc Bui Ilnrrlaon 

Ingr«H)ue K.iy Shirley 

Houbrntte Vclma Dean 

Prinrlpal Aline Kocera 

Coniodlan '! . . Hobhy Ryan 

flltK Bornle Bernard 

Featured Coinedl.an Hap Fryer 



Edward F. Rush's "Beauty Par- 
aders" is a four-letter word meaning 
not bad burlesque show for the 
Mutual Circuit. Led by' Hap Fryer, 
a quiet working, but effective tramp 
comedian, the show stands out be- 
cau.se it also includes ono of the 
l)e8t straight men seen tiiitfreeason 
on either wheel, Joe Forte. Tils chap 
sticks up out of the .show like a 
church steeple. He hn.s everything 
including appearance and the most 
elaborate wardrobe seen off the 
avenue. —- 

Forte cin actually sell a burlesque 
audience one of those giii iiuinl>er8 
in wliich the choristers make solo 
entrances as the types referred to 
in the lyrics. He makes this bit 
a serious one with 'his delivery, bis 
unusually Intelligent handling of the 
girls and rare poise. Forte looks 
young, but his work argues a long 
and varied experience as .a trooper. | 
He is all over the show and doml- . 
nates every sceno In which he ap- ' 
pears. 

Vehna Dean, an unusual soubrette. 
Is another the scouts will like. She 
is young, pretty, peppy and has a 
fair singing voice. She halves the 
numbers wKh Arllne Rogers, a vet- 
eran soubrette.' Miss Rogers Is • 
capable artist of experience, looks 1 
well in tights and Quts her num- a 
bers over Ilkeably. ^ 

The book follows the old fashioned 
burlesque trails, holding nothing 
new in the way of bits or comedy 
scenes, but being well suited to the 
two comics. Ryan' does an eccentric/ 
character which seems to lie *ii 
evotution of a former dutch. At any 
ratte, he has the "gurgle" working 
overtime. Both he and Fryer work 
with piano deliveries. Fryer builds 
up his Impression after a mild* half 
tone start and finishes in high favor. 

At the Pro.spect the show was 
pfayed absolutely clean and seemed 
to please the customers. 

TUa chorus shimmied moderately, 
and dashed out upon the runway for 
many an encore. This bunch will 
alibi any place where it is necessary 
to sterilize the dialogue. It seems , 
to be the answer to oppression and 
also satisfies the audience. If the ■ 
girls are not allowed to work heartily - 
the show doesn't register, but when 
they do the dialogue can be laundered 
and get by, particularly at this 
house. 

This chorus works as though they 
loved to, which is the secret of half 
of the success of the show. They 
go into pick out numbers on their 
own accounts and are as peppy as 
a stable full of yearlings. The i'n*"*, 
up included about five heavyweights,* 
but the front line will pass inspec- 
tion anywhere. 

"Who's Who," a comedy .sketch 
with an old idea, was good for solid 
laughs as handled by Fryer, Harri- 
son, Rogers, Forte and Ityan, and a 
woney cKSbglng bit of equally ancient 
vintage also clicked. Fryer's spe- 
cialty, a monologue, also nicked 
neatly. ^ 

The scenery and costumes seemed ^| 
above the average Mutual standard, A 
and were on a par with the other pi 
high spots of the show. "Beauty -^i 
Paraders" is far from a wasted eve- Ij 
ning for anyone and should wind up ^| 
the season among the leadVrs when 'I 
grosses are computed. 

It' 8 a real good old fashioned ^ 
opera. con. 



Wednesday. March 4, 1925 



EDITORIAL 



VARIETY 



17 




^AmETY 

,4 Wast 4*» IMr««t N*w Tork City 



8UB8CBIPTI0N: 
yn^y-Ciipl^V- '••«* Onu 



Vol. LXXVIII 



No. 3 



STOCKS 



The musical comedy etock at 'the 
Baker, Portland, Ore., started its 
.26th week with a Fred Howard pro- 
duction, "While Cupid Sleeps." No 
principal of this stock is featured. 

Two new stocks came Into ex- 
istence last week. The Little Thea- 
tre Player«, Ithaca, N. Y.. opened 
with "3o This la London," and the 
Acadeffily Company, at the Academy. 
Richmond, Va„ in "Just Married." 



Frances McGrath, formerly lead- 
ing lady. Temple Players, Hammond, 
InU., has joined the Blaney Stock, 
YorkvilJe, New York. 



SECRET PLAY JURIES' 



Secrecy In business is commonly understood to be again.st the Ameri- 
can principle of fairness, where that buslnesaJa engaged in public service 
or utility. This has become so accepted by big business. 



Judgment in came>-a on plays in theatres by laymen drawn secretly 
to compose a Jury of twelve and whose final Judgment will b« secretly 
made, to be publicly announced, resolves itself into the problem of what 
theatrical producer or management will accept such a delivered verdict. 
If adverse? 



An attorney may pass upon the constitutional right mvolved and also 
of the contract that may be alleged to obli^te the producer, theatre 
manager and actor tc obey the verdict of the play Jury, if the verdict is 
to remove or revise the play passed upon. It's a reprehensible thought 
that a theatre of vested and taxable property or a producer with an 
Investment or actors with a living to earn may be forced to accept the 
decision of an unknown and unseen group, whose composition as to 
mentality and character, besides standing In the community, njay not be 
altogether known by those who selected them to ser«re upon the play 
jury. How they may be drawn to serve upon such a Jury is Imma- 
terial. 



Af a temporary relief from the current agitation and controversy, pos- 
sibly investigation as well, the play jury could be looked upon as a make- 
3hl't to dodge from under by both the theatre anjl oRicIaldom. But the 
play Juries are apt ta lake their work seriously. And the theatrical people 
Involved or injured are apt to take another view. 



George I'oultney, who operated the 
Ellsmer, San Francisco, 1916-17, with 
dramatic stock, is now in the ball 
bonding business In San Francisco. 
The boptleggera get in and George 
gets 'em out — at so much per out. 

Edna Duffy, niece of Henry Duffy, 
actor-manager of the Duffy Players 
of the Alcazar, San Francisco, made 
her first local appearance as "Mrs. 
Johnnie Walker" in/ "Just Married." 

The Players Theatre, San Fran- 
cisco, has been opened as a dra- 
matic stock house by Virginia Dale, 
stage and screen player, who has 
assembled a company to be known 
as the Dale Players. The opening 
bill was "FoUyana." It will be fol- 
lowed by "Bought and Paid For" and 
"Ming Toy." The company includes 
Lucille Schumann and Mortimer 
Snow. 



, Raymond Beaudry is organising 
a new stock for the Orpheinn, 
Montreal, scheduled to get under 
way March 9. The new company 
Intends experimenting with Eng- 
lish plays. 

The Jack Lorens Players, which 
succeeded the Cecil Spooner stock 
at the Met«>polls, New York, five 
weeks ago, closed Saturday night. 
The future policy of the house Is 
doubtful .although straight pictures 
look probable. 

Bessie Gross has been added to 
the roster of the Harder-Hall 
Players at the Palace, Port Rich- 
mond, S. I. 



Joseph Sweeney Joined the Wood- 
Ward Players. Detroit, last week. 

*' The Circle Players at the Circle. 
&ouston Tex., wlU clos« Saturday 
■Ight. Although getting ofT to a 
flying start, business has dropped 
considerably for several weeks with 
the backers preferring to stop at 
• loss rather than gamble any 
further. 



* With John £mersot as president of Ekiuity as a p^tectorate for the 
thci.tre interests, the sho\.' business no doubt will be well served. But Mr. 
Kmerson has but twu challenges within hlii "jury rights" out of a lay 
bunch of 12 people with the chances all of the 12 will be strangers to 
him Aligned agains: the show business and Mr. Emerson is the rep- 
resentative of the an ti- vice society. John S. Sumner. Mr. Sumner 
relative attitude towp.rd the theatre Is that o. a reformer. His society 
was founded by layinen. It is flnanbed by laymen. Mr. Sumner is 
more likely to have ar acquaintance or knowledge of people on a selected 
:ist by lay Jurymen than Mr. Emerson. Mr. Sumner alsw is limited to two 
challenges upon Jury. 



Dan Malloy Is now stage director 
of the Bayonno Players at the 
Opera House, Bayonne, N. J. 

The stock company Is having a 
successful season here and is rated 
as almost a town Institution. The 
company Includes Dagmar Llnette 
and Walter Greaza leada. William 
Green, Hal Munvls, Hazel HillUrd, 
Joan Kroy, James Marr, Joseph 
Lawrence, Blllle Flint. 



The Allen Players at the Em- 
press theatre, Vancouver, B. C, are 
believed tq have established a dls-, 
trlct record by playing "So This 
is London" for six weeks. 



Rith and Poller have moved their 
stock from Monmouth, 111., to the 
Colonial, Oskaloosa, la., the second 
switch within a few weeks. The 
company was formerly located in 
Clinton, la. 



Maddox Players, Saskatoon, Can., 
have set March 28 for the wlndup 
of their season. 



The Orpheum Players, seen In 
Kansas City last summer In stock 
productions at the Orpheum, will 
not be back this summer as oHg- 
Inally Intended. The announcement 
comes from Arthur J. Casey, man- 
ager. 

Two weeks' closing notice ha# 
(Continued on page 24) 



At any time the theatre will permit a reformer to exercise any kind of 
voluntary supervision over the theatrical business, even on a 50-EO 
basis, it's about time all of the theatres should get together and talk that 
pha!>e over by themselves. There are more reformers, cither prafes- 
aional or embryo, in this country than theatres. Reformers are every- 
where, because there is money or newspapers everywhere. A SO per cent 
start without opposition is giving the reformer a wholly unsuspected 
and swift percentage send-off. 



It is n**r ridiculous to expect that theatre Interescs win accept an 
unknown and unseen decision by any group of men Inexperienced In the 
show business meeting in secret, seeing plays in secret and deciding the 
same way. 



New York has 6,000,000 inhabitants and 200.000 transients dally. Of 
those, 12 shiUl decide what play is proper and what play Is Improper for 
the remainder! 



It looks as if the play Jury will have all of its secrets exposed on the 
first adverse decision when the theatre and play affected will take their 
lights to court. If theatre and play don't, they should. 



ACROSS THOSE RIVERS-WHAT? 



Manhattan, especially that portion around Times square, has been lick- 
ing Its chops over a whimsical wheese by one of lU wise-cracking wits, 
who said: 

"Any place across any river from Manhattan la Bridgeport. 

It goes for a nifty. But sometimes amusing aphorisms, eagerly re- 
peated and finally accepted as philosophy and gospel, are dismal delu- 
sions. 



Manhattan, being an instance. Isn't It possible that its metropolite 
Inhabitants are a bit Insular? Isn't it credible that, surrounded by their 
rivers, they fancy the world an Island? Most probably. 

And do those abysmal Bridgeporters to the South, the North, the 
West, pine and grind their teeth because the Manhattanites scorn them 
and Ignore them? j •• 

They not only do not, but it Is strikingly impressed on a Times 
square Inhabitant who crosses any of the Rubicons that they don't give 
a vFhlsper what New York or New Yorkers think. 

New Yorkers beUeve that the rest of the nation is a subsidiary, a big 
Bridgeport, a vast suburb to Manhattan. If they should roam around 
some, they would find that if this U so the suburbs don't know about It. 
They are Immersed in their own regions, their own affairs, their own 
opinions, their own sections and local tastes, needs, ethics and convic- 
tions. 



To them, that New York thinks a thing Is so no mbre makes It so 
than that Buffalo or Little Rock thinks so. They buy what they want 
from New York, but it is because they need It or want It — NQT because 
It Is from New York. 

They have their own key cities, their own center^ of commerce, art, 
industry. In California they are far more Interested in what San Fran- 
ctaoo and Los Angeles are doing than in what New York may do; the 
same goes for the tributary territories of Fort Worth, Denver. Chicago, 
Minneapolis, Plttsbui-gh. New Orleans, Atlanta. Cleveland, Detroit; anU, 
In minor proportions, for smaller cities. 

Thr^ghout New England a Boston opinion counts more than u N.^.v 
York view; and' PhiUdelpbla, as near as It Is to the big burg, sw..yi> iii 
environs far more directly than does New York. * 



ship of Manhattan Island — even in the artistic brakicbt 
tvuly the main market-place. 



o< which It is 



A nice long trip, up and down, out and back. Is recommended as a 
chxatenlng influence on those who sneer at the Bridgeports, for they 
will find, to their wonderment, that to the Bridgeporters in the many 
Bridgeports they, too, are only "locals," out of tune with what each 
community thlnlu for wants for Itself. 



New York is big. important, conspicuous. But it isn't America yet by 
an incalculable majority. New York la the ntetropoUs of the east. The 
west, the middle west, the north, the south all have their own. The 
United .States l.^s developed sectlonaUy. 



INSIDE STUFF 



ON LEGIT 

The Russian craze appears to be passing in New York, although sev- 
eral Russian night places are flourishing. Both "Chauve-Sourls" and 
"Seenlaya Ptitza" (Bluebird) are leaving this week. The latter attrac- 
tion parked In the Frolic, atop the New Amsterdam, was listed for a road 
tour, but is reported returning to Europe. It never drew real money, 
the top takings beln(< a bit over $6,000. 

Nikita Ballefl and Morris Gest's "Chauve-Sourls" was announced for 
eight weeks at the 49t'. Stre^, and although the time was advertised 
extended two weelcs. It was decided to leave for the road Saturday, which 
terminates the original Broadway booking. Gest's attraction averaged 
$15,000 for the first five weeks then eased oft. Last week It drew close 
to $12,000, which sounds like Important money for a show of the kind. 
Gest and Ballefl. however, are reported not satisfied and figure bigger 
taklngs on tour. "Ghauve-Souris" will not tour to the coast, being due 
to return t,o Paris early in May. 



"Sky High" marks the Individual appearances of three former members 
of famous teams. Wiilie Howard, sans Eugene, Is the star; one of the 
famous blonde Swanson Sisters of Music Box renown, plays^pposlte the 
blonde Emily Miles (I-Irs. Howard), and Vannessl, recently of Williams 
and Vannessl, is a featured single dancer. The way Vannessl came 
to have her present hilling, without first name or "Mile." is not tULffling. 
Williams and Vannes.<il were In "Innocent Eyes." The management had a 
misunderstanding with Miss Williams and she quit the show. The house 
boards that night had "Williams and" painted out, l««vlng Ju^t "Van- 
nessl." J. J. Shubert liked it that way, since it gave a high-toned foreign 
flavor to the exotic t>eauty, and so it was left, and so It will go on. 



A scandal has been brewing in Chicago show circles for a couple of 
weeks. It concerns th ■ producer of a show playing there and a young 
member of his chorus. The girl Is reported as barely Iff. The scandal 
portion revolved around a reported demand made by the parents of the 
girl to the effect that their daughter receive $30,000 In cash or that the 
producer many her. The girl is a native of Chicago. 

The producer had no' reached a decision late Isst week. In New York 
at the time he refused to comment upon the Chicago story, neither ad- 
inlttlPA nor denying It. In Chicago it has been common knowledge and 
talk. 



What was considered a well- conceived and faultlessly executed press 
stunt flopped completely as regards breaking Into first page print or 
any other part of the New York press on Feb. 37. 

During the second act of Earl Carroll's "The Rat" at the Colonial 
7ast Thursday night in the "soul kissing" scene between Horace Brabam 
and Teddy (3erard, a loud voice from out firont shouted "This is a dirty 
play, ring down the curtain." This harangue aawinst the play -continued 
until the management ejected the person and preferred charges against 
him to the police. 

Much to the chagrin and ccrhstemation of everybody around thp Carroll 
office the story failed to appear. 



Gordon Whyte. dramatic editor and critic of "The Billboard," resigned 
Saturday after having been connected with the publication for over 
six years. Don Carle Gillette, former Boston correspondent of the 
weekly, who recently was brought on to New York to handle the musical 
comedy department, wii: temporarily have charge of the dramatic depart- 
ment until Whyte's successor has been decided upon. 



George M. Cohan went down to Philadelphia last weak and did the 
master of ceremonies act for the annual treasurers' benefit there. As 
Cohan began his stuff, he looked at the various actors on the stage with 
him and then said: "Yon know. If this weren't Sunday, Equity wouldn't 
allow you on the same stage with me." 



David Belasco has revamped "The Harem" considerably at the In- 
ilstence of District Attorney Banton and two nights last week the 
company was called Into long rehearsals after midnight. 

In the second act, the bedroom upstage hai been removed and Sn It* 
place Is now a grand piano topped with a vase of rokes. Many of the 
more pointed lines have been toned down and some of the allegedly 
smutty laughs hav« been eliminated. "Ladies of the i:venlnb'" was 
toned down considerably Immediately after its opening night. 

During these early morning rehearsals, Mr, Belasco and Miss rriiic 
are reported as hav.ng had a tilt regarding some of the lines taken 
away. 



An occasional Joumay beyond the Island barriers does not perhaps re- 
veal this, dne is still a New Yorker, out of town. One still carries the 
New York flavor, reads th* New York papers, selects the New York 
successes on the road. 



But when one gets a goodly distance amd a coodly time away, when 
one meets those despised ones — tha "ktealtf" — whea one converses with 
them and saea that they eamestly. slaoerely. whola-taaartadly doD't give 
a who6p whether New York llksa dirty Aovs or lU wobmb smoke clgar- 
ets, ar •▼«■ Its eostomers order aklrts sbortar or skirts longer, one Is 
amasad. ersD shocked, at tha less majeata that obUlns through the 
vast acres and the vast millions as regards the self-appointed dlctator- 



-T\\» New Yorker." the weekly which recently made Its :ip«eHr;inc<?. has 
already been revealed as being a house organ for the Algonquin Hotel and 
Its clique, for in its many persona U;. the whole group was involved. 

Aside from the few humorous contributors, nothing In the sheet is 
signed with real names, all reviews being handled with a phoney sig- 
nature. Both picture and dramatic reviewing is done. 

The Fleischmann millions nre back of the paper, which announces 
Frank P. Adams, Edna Ferber, Dorothy Parker, Alexander Woollcott, 
etc.. as advisory editors. So far, none of them has run a signed 
article In the sheet, which saya that it Is not "edited for the old 
lady \n Duuvque '' 

Ar.v Bystary anent tha authorship of "Two by Two" ni the Selwyn. 
.New York, may be explained. The play was offered at the Cherry La le 
ill tha Village last spring under the title of "The Leap. " The Town a.n.l 
Country Players prencnted it there and Jessy Trimble anJ Eugenie '.ViKil- 
ward were named as the authors. Miss Trimblr,, in offering the play uijd' r 
Uie new title at tl. ■ same time ascribed "John Turner- as the collabo- 
rator of Miss Woodward. EvidenUy, John, Tuiner Is none other Ih n 
./ensy Trimble, the- fornver name having the siinie initials as hers. 
.Miss Trimble is a play reader for Crosby GalKe. She is said to haxe 
won a Harv.Trd prlrc play contest several years hro. Two new fccoius 
were Inserted In "Twt by Two" since it was Vlie Leap.' The shcv.- 
closes Saturday. 



A report is insided that the federal district attomeV's office In New 
York Is investigating the condu'-t of the financial page on one of New 
York's daillea This pape Is snid to have been turned over to a former 
race track tipster for a flat sum of $500 weekly to the paper's publlsh-.r. 
Another condition Is said to have been that the tip.ster would sbara In the 
financial advertising the pajicr receiveb up to 50 l)er cent of the gross cost 
of the ads. 

The little rolorcd boy In tiie de;il, though, aciordlng to the same 
'.Continued on page 24) 



It 



VARIETY 



LEGITIMATE 



Wednesday. March 4, 1925 



1ST AND 2ND NIGHT PRESS LISTS 



tContlnued from pa^e 1) 



be the ■'World; 
•■Tiinea' 




supposed to 
"HcnId-TribuEe.' 
•Telecram.'* 

^Tifnm," Q«ts Most 
Of an th« papers^ tlM "Tiiuen" 
gKtM the Bkost tldcets ofBciaJIy. For 
tho ILrst and Bocond nights, eight 
aata tt aeata are aent to this paper, 
iM>t coimtlnK those aent to Louis 
Wfley. bosincas manager of the 
dwet and ona of the town's Jlrat 
algfatera. Tbe "World" geta seven 
■eta on the two nights, tjie "Herald- 
Trlbnne" fbnr. while on first nights 
tb« "Brenlnv World" geta three 
■etSL the '^Soa'* the sajae with both 
WooUcott aad Rathbon. critic and 
dramatic editors respecttrely, re- 
celTiag tickets to ererytlilng. Both 
■ten. however, cover shows sllnul- 
taaeonalr. On the "Telcgram-^Iair' 
•eata are aeiit to both Ftank Vree- 
laad. dramatic editor and Gilbert 
Gabriel, critic. whOe S. Jay Kaut- 
. asan also gets a pair because of tbe 
theatrical comment in hia "Round 
the Town" column. On the "Amer- 
Jeaa." a aet goes to Alan Dale, tn 
George Van Cleve and Murray 
. Craaer. of the uptown Hearst of- 
flcca. Oa the "Post," both its old line 
dramatic rcviewera. J. Ranken 
Tow^ dcaa of the eritica in Amo-- 
Ica. and Cfaarlea Pike Sawyer. ai<e 
je m emb ered and still kept on tlie 
. Usi. although John Anderson, new 
to the "Paat" and a young ntao. is 
the drasMtic critic of the 
covers the first line 
opmlnSB. 
In the Usta OUver K. Saylor. press 
>t for Morria Gcst and alao a 
feature ef the WGB8 
statioa with theatrical 
la down tar a pair in the 
•t the Beaton "Transcript.'* 
for lAich im writea a weekly letter. 
The striae of small papers around 
New Torfc are considered of such 
importance that Stanley M. yindell. 
who haa this angle pretty well 
■ewed ap both aa regarda advertis- 
ing and reviewing, la on moet first 
ni^t listSL Alvtn J. Kayton. of the 
rslsaa "Advanoe." ia oo the 
al^t striae 

OIlMr PdMkily Channels 
.That the major aaagaxines ana 
the -r o t O Kia vure editors of fbe bic 
JomBals iOn cared tor la alao some- 
thiaip to be noticed. These men are 
an eoaated aa publicity channeU. 
and in the cast ef women stars, 
whose repntationa are also depend- 
ent upon the clothes they wear, this 
aagle la figured a good one. 

The list, ^hich follows, is not to 
be taken aa a standard first night 
Hal. aa vartona managements have 
variooa frienda. but It Is representa- 
tive and. Inswfar aa it geea^ accu- 
rate: 

First Night Liat 
Alexander Wooleott. "8Un.'~ 
HcTwood Broun. -World.*" 
Alan Dalck "American." 
Stark Toung. ^Thnes." 
E. W. Osltom. -Evening W^orld." 
J. Ranken Towee. *TTie VosV 
Robert Coleman, "litrror." 
Walter Winchdl. "Graphic" 
James Metcalf. "Wall Street 
lonmaL" 

EL R PIdgeon. "Journal of Com- 
merce." 

Mra. H. Z. Torres. •^Jommerdal." 
Eugene Kelcey Allen, "Women's 

Julina Cohen. "Staats-Zietnng." 
8L Jay Kanfinan. "Telegram- 
MalL- 

Charles Behnoat Davis. "Herald- 
Tribune- 
Frank Crowninshleld. "Vanity 
Falr." 

8. M. Minden, "Statcn Island Ad- 
vance." etc 
Mr. Marcus. "Times." 
Ray I^ong. "CoamopoUtrn Maga- 
sfne." 

Quinn Martin. "World." 
Fred Mclaaac "Bulletin." 
Walter M. Oestreicher. Brooklyn 



Max Lief. "Dally News" (D. E.) 

M. lAwrence Craner, "American." 

C M. Graves, "Timea" (roto edi- 
tor). 

GUbert Gabriel, "Telegram-MaJI." 

"Variety." 

Arthur Homblow,. "Theatre M»n- 
axlnc" 

John Anderson, "Post. 

"Evening JoumaL" 

Samuel M. WeUer. "New Tork 

Charles Pike Sawyer, "Post." 

Ralph Barton, "Judge." 

George Van Cleve, "American." 

H. Bayard Swope, "World" (Edi- 
tor). 

And usually four or five cxti» 
pairs for cartoonists ttnd feature 
writers. 



1-". 



.^ 



Second Niflht Lists ; 

O. M. Saylor, "Boston Transcript." 
Frank Eaton, "Herald-Tribune." 
Howard Corbett, "Times." 
Victor Talley, "Times." 
Thomas J. Hughes, "Times Mid- 
week Pictorial." y 
Wells Root..^"World,* * '^• 
Richard Clark, "World." 
"Current Opinion Magazine." 
"Town Topics." 
"Munsey 8 Magazine." 
Ix)ui8 Van Atta, "Brooklyn Life." 
"Town and Country," magazine. 
"Vogue." 
-Vanity Fair." 
"New York Star." 
"Hari>er's Bazar." 
-Judge." 
"Alnslee's." 
"Spur." ^ 
"New Republic." 
"Nation." ••:> 
Kenneth Andrews, "Bookman.." 
"BUlboard." 
-The Dial." 

"Arts and Decorations." 
•TTieatre Arts Monthly." 
8. L. Vlereck, "American Month- 
ly." • 

Robert Ament. "World" (art jdl- 
tor3. 

WUllam Nubelman. "The New 
Leader." 
Myron Zobel. "Screenland." 
Eddie Miller, "Metropolitan 
Guide." 

Eleanor Guan, Fairchlld Faslxlon 
Service. 
.W. O. Conway, Syndicated letter. 
Eugene V. Brewster, Brewster 
PublicatlQns. 

Charles A. Cpilii^s, Playgoers' 
Service. 

Thyra Sampler Wlnslpw, "Jewlsli 
Tribune." 

M. V. Raines. "Daily Hotel Re- 
porter." 

Henry Kaufman, "New York Her- 
old" (German newspaper). 
Fr^nk Mullan, "The Clubfellow." 
Maurice Uenia, NBA service 
(Scripps-McRae papers). 

Fulton Oursler, McFadden Pub- 
Ucatlons. 
"Snappy Stories." 
Fay King, "Daily Mirror." 
Atvln J. Kayton, "Long Island 
"Daily Star." , 



Arthur Pollock. Brooklyn "Eagle." 
Frank VreeUnd. "^Telegram- 



MILTON'S "LETTER" 



Maugham Dramatizes Own 
»»r First Time * 



Story 



THURSTON HAS 

RECORD FOR 

MAGIOAN 

$17,432 at' Cincinnati Last 

Week— Beato Next Best 

GroM by $7»000 



Cincinnati, March S. 

Thurston, the ma|:lclaii, played to 
117,432.60 at the Grand Opera House 
here last we^. 

Before leaving ' Sunday for 
Louisville, Mr. Thurston made the 
statement that his local gross he 
believes la larger by |7t000 than any 
other magician ever played to at 
any part of the World for one we^. 

Thurston also broke his own 
reecord. made at Detroit last season., 



SUSPECT NED W. 



- -i ■ Atlanta, March d. 

The boys on the inside here are 
giving an audible, yet dignified, 
"pooh-pooh" to the grandstand play 
made here by Ned Waybum, in of- 
fering seven members of the Junior 
League Follies — a home talent 
show' put ontty Waybum with some 
of our best people for sweet 
charity's sake — ^Jobs In a musical 
show in New Tork this summer. 

Peculiarly enough, four of the 
seven are so connected here, by 
business or marriage, that they 
couldn't possibly accept and it Is 
doubtful If the other three oould 
make tbe grade. The "koow" 
crowd Is wondering if Mr. Wayburn 
didn't h«ve some Informatlom along 
this line when he dished out his 
favors. 

The Ipqal evenlT this year was the 
best the Junior league l\as ever 
Dut on and the 16,700 paid to Way- 
bum for putting on the show 
jrlelded a gross of approximately 
121,000 for tbe week for a net of 
about 111.000. 

The show ..layed to capacity all 
week at the Atlanta theatre with s 
$10 top the opening nlglit 'which 
went down to |2.60 the remainder 
of tbe week. 

In Introducing Waybum tbe 
opening night Mrs. Eugene Har- 
rington, official of tbo League and 
one of the most iH-ominent young 
matrons in Atlanta, referred to Ned 
as "the sweetest man. In the world." 
Tbe educator of heel and toe made 
no reply at the time but en route 
to Gotham he sent back a w^r^ 
admitting it, 



REViVIJVG "FiRELY" 



W. H. Harper. Brooklyn "Citi- 



Frank Lea Short. "Christian Sci- 
ence Monitor.'' 
Leo Marsh. "Morning Telegraph." 
Stephen Rathbnn. "Evening Sun " 
George Jean Nathan. "American 
Mercury." 
George S. Kaufman. "Times." 
Robert C Benchley. "LUe." 
Percy Hanunond. "Herald -Trib- 
une" 

Ward Morehouse. "Herald - 

Tribune" 

Bide Dudley. "Evening World." 
Edward Dobson. Brook:yn "Stan- 
dard Union." 

Alice Robe. United Press Asso- 
ci^itlon. 
BWM Mantle. "DaUy News." 



Robert M ton. Inc., has secured 
the production rights to Somerset 
Maugham's melodtama. "The Let- 
ter," based on his oWn short story 
of that name. Maugham completed 
the dramatization while In Mexico 
following tho rejection of several 
scripts by playwrights who con- 
sented to turn the story into a play 
subject to Maugham's approval. 

Unless originally done in play 
form by him, Maugham dislikes 
dramatizing his own stories. That 
explains why others fashioned 
■"Sadie Thompson" into "Rain." but 
the success of the latter Is believed 
to have caused the author to make 
an exception with "The Letter." 



Minstrels Revived 

San Francisco, March 3. 

Percy Dunn, who recently sold 
out his interest in the Vaudevihc 
booking ofnce of Meiklcjohn & 
Dunn, has reorganized the Memphis 
Minstrels into a 26-peopIe car show 
and will make the one-nighters in 
California and work over toward 
Reno and the southwest. 

This colored troupe has alway.s 
had more or less success In the 
smaller towns and with some of tne 
picture houses of the larger cities 
— most of their success depenJing 
upon the man "back with the 
show • tg hiuidle the troupe. 

Dunn wlH take care of the butil- 
nr.s.i end and Frank Byrno will 
handle the troupe. 



Emma Trentini Will Tour Next 
Season in Former iSuccess 



Emma Trentini Vill be sent on 
tour next season In an all-st^* re- 
vival of "Firefly," the operetta In 
which she became famous a decade 
ago. 

Fortune Gallo has Trentini un- 
der his management and will han- 
dle the tour. 



HEW FIBM'S NE^ COMEDT 

Melbourne Arden and Grace An- 
derson have formed a producing 
partnership and will sponsor a new 
comedy, "The Unexpected Inter- 
venes," bj^ Roland Bottomly. 

The piece goes Into reMearsal 
next week under the direction of 
Max Figman. 



Mock Prodncing 

Russell Mack, who recently with- 
drew from "My Girl." wl'l s'portly 
take a flyer as a, producer sponsor- 
ing The Four Flusher," a farjte by 
Caesar Dunn in which he win also 
play the chief role. 

The piece went l^^to rehea-sal thH 
week under tt\,e direction of Edgar 
MacGrt-gor. 



"WEEDS" BEHEABSma 

"Weeds." a new drUma by John 
B. Hymer and Le Roy Clemmens, 
which Sam Wallach is sponsoring 
went into rehearsal last week un- 
der the direction of Priestly Mor- 
rison. 

The cast Includes Berton Obul-ch-^ 
111, Martha Mayo, Marian Doyle,' 
Henry Whlttemore. Leo Kenacdy 
and others. 



2 MATS GOT lUOO 



Herman Gantvoort put one 
across on Harry Cort in play- 
ing "Hell's Bells" foi two sOe- 
clal matinees last week at 
Daly's <3rd Street, prior to 
regular presentation in that 
house Monday. . Cort admitted 
the matinee stunt fooled him 
by grossing $1,200 for the two 
afternoons. The house charged 
Gantvoort 1(00 and figured the 
show wouldn't gross that much. 

The special matinees were 
serviceable to the attraction In 
another way. Had "Hell's Bells" 
laid off last week, which seemed 
likely when forced to leave 
Wallack's, It would have been 
classed as a road show and 
two additional stage hands 
would have been reqvlred uy 
the union. The matinee trick 
maintained the show's con- 
tfhuous run. 

"White Cargo." which played 
Daly's for a year, moved to the 
Comedy Monday, leaving the 
6Srd Street house available. 



HAWAIIAN MERGER 



San Francisco, March 3. 

An agreement has been reached 
between the New Princess Theatre 
Company and the Coniolldatsd 
Amusement Company, both of the 
Hawaiian Islands, whereby a new 
company is formed under the name 
of "The Hawaiian Amusement Com- 
pany, Ltd." merging the interests of 
the two concerns. 

The new formed company controls 
the holdings of both of the other 
organizations, and a policy of pro- 
cedure Is at present being. mapped 
out by the officials of the new or- 
ganization. 

The lineup of the new company 
will be as follows: J. C Cohen, 
president; Louis R. GreenAeld, vice- 
president; A. S. Davis, vice-presi- 
dent; W. H. Mclnerny, vice-presi- 
dent; E. I. Parker, treasurer; A. 
Wylle Mather, secretary. 

Directors: A. N. Campbell, Louis 
R. Greenfle)d, A. L. Castle. J. C. 
Cohen. A. S, Davis. CU B. Davis, C. 
G, Fuller, Fred Hons, A, Wylle 
Mather, W. H. Mclnemy, B. L Par- 
ker and J. H. Worrall. . < 



Coshman Q|b Eipanskm 



The Charlotte Cushman Club, 
which has become famous In Phil- 
adelphia through Its catering to 
show girls at reasonable rates, will 
shortly expand and plans are now 
under way for the erection of a 
building in Boston and other cities. 

Girls are cared for In this club 
for $18 weekly, which includes a 
ropm and all m^als. For that rea- 
son, most of the girls In show busi- 
ness who play PbUly stay at tlra 
club. Each room In It is named 
after some (theatrical personage or 
oirganlzatlon, and nearly every 
prominent actor or actress either 
furnishes or maintains a room 
within its walls. 



gen.j.lkincaid 
hhnkswellof 
show people 



Press Attents' Organiza- 
tions Meet at Lunch- 
eon and Talk 



JITNEY PLAYERS RESUMING 



Will Make Third Town of Fashion- 
able Summer Retort 



Cam'bridge, Mass., March 9. 

The Jitney Players, a group of 
Harvard and yale graduates and 
undergraduates, together with sev- 
eral young women, who last sum- 
mer traveled by automobile from 
town to town in New Bogland giv^ 
Ing a repertoire of plays at the prin. 
cipal fashionable resorts, plan to 
resume their tour again this sum- 
mer. 

This will be the third season of 
tho group, which was organized In 
1923 by Bushnell Cheney. Yale '21, 
and his wife, known to the profes- 
sional stage as Alice Keating. ' 

The equipment of the players con- 
sists of two small. auto truSks and 
a touring car. Everybody from 
busines manager to stage hands, and 
everything from a collapsible stage 
to personal baggage is carried along. 



PEOOT WOKTH'S "PATSY" 

Peggy Worth has returned from 
London and has acquired the pro- 
duction rights to "Patsy," a new 
musical by, Zelda Sears. Charles 
Derlckson and Harold Levy. 

Miss Worth plans bringing oiH 
(bis piece after the Lenten season. 
A syndicate of British capItaMsts 
are reported as being behlad the 
venture. 



"There are mor* skippers and ))ad 
check layers In almost every other 
profession than among the people 
of theatricals," was the statement 
made, by Brig.' Gen. J. Leslie 
iClncald,' i>resldent of the Ameri- 
can Hotels Corp.. at a 'luncheon 
given at the Roosevelt Hotel on 
Monday on which occasion the 
press agents of the theatrical field, 
as well as those of the picture in- 
dustry, were the guests of the hotel 
press agents. 

It was a general get-together of 
the T. P. R. O. A., the A. M. P. A., 
»nd the hotel publicity directors. 
The latter have Just formed an or- 
ganization to be carried along the 
lines of the T. p. R. O. A. In its 
formation they have had the assist- 
ance of Wells Hawks ar>d other 
members of the theatrical organ- 
ization. 

Grace Crawley Oakley, press 
agent of the Pennsylvania Hotel and 
bead of the hotei press agents, 
acted as toastmlstress. The guests 
of honor Included Mr. Hawks, 
president of the T. P. R. O. A.; A. 
N. Botsford, of Famous Players, 
president of the A, M. P. A*; Gen- 
eral Klncald, Nellie Revell, J. P. 
Muller as a representative of the 
Friars' Club; Harry Hershfleld, 
president of the Cheese Club, and 
Walter K. HUI. of the T. P. R. O. A. 
The guests all made addresses In 
the order taamed. 

Will, H. Hays. Will Rogers and 
Gene Fowler were Invited but sent 
regrets. Mr. Hays* letter •*ras read 
and his deflnatlon of the relation- 
ship that the press agent bears to 
the public struck home forcibly. 

Messrs. Hawks and BotsfOrd pre- 
ceded 'General Klncald in the ad- 
dresses. Mr. Botsford scored with 
a corking comedy rpeech regarding 
his experiences In hotels in various 
parta of the middle west. 

Overlooked ShubOrts. ' 

la Introducing the Qeneral, Mies 
Oakley mentioned he hailed from 
Syracuse, N. Y., and, incidentally 
mentioned a. number of others of 
note that had come from that 
town, however, , overlooking the 
Shuberts. a fact which was called 
to her attention almost Immediati^ly 
by thoso of the theatrical craft 
present. In cojicluding. General 
Klncald stated that hotfls were 
proud and glad to have theatrical 
patronage, citing that there were 
fewer bad accounts among show 
people than any other profession, 
and adding that they were always 
welcome because their regular pa' 
tronage year In and year out waM 
one of the staples of hotel business. 

The luncheon had about 100 pros* 
ent. Jt is the flrst of a series to 
take place, as was Intimated at the 
Monday gathering, for it was the 
sense of those present that press 
agents from every walk of Indus- 
try should get together, Including 
those exploiting commercial cor- 
porations, those of the banking 
field and those idehtifled with Wall 
Street and politics as well. > -* 

LUCKY CLEVELAND! 



Cleveland, March 3. 

Cleveland will at the end of the 
year have played the three highest 
priced,^ttractlons in the country, 
and ali Tn Its huge Civic Auditorium. 

"The Miracle" played there to 
profitable grosses, and was followed . 
by four performances of the Chi- 
cago Opera at |6 top. Shortly the 
Metropolitan Opera will play for a 
full week. 

Cleveland is tho only city out- 
side of New York to see "The 
Miracle," and the only city in the 
United States to be visited by both 
of the major opera companies. ^ 



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TWO LEFT "BOOTS" 

Just prior to "Kid Boots" leaving 
Broadway and opening at Boston 
last week, Jobyna Howland and 
Ethlind Terry withdrew from the 
cast. Cecil Cunningham replared 
Miss Howland. who is understood 
suffered an attack of temperament. 
Miss Terry and Miss Howland 
sailed for Europe Saturday. 



Wednesday, March 4, 1925 



LEUITIMA IE 



VARIETY 



19 



tLENTEN SLUMP SETS IN ON BROADWAY: 
' HITS HOLD PACE WHU.E WEAK ONES SUP 

"DIRT <lHnW<il'' 

Few New Productions in Sight and Recent List None i^l"* iJIlUff J 

Too Strong— "Student Prince's" $44,000 Best 
• Takings for Week— "Is Zat So?" Holds Phe- 
nomenal Pace for Non-Musicals with $25,000 — 
Several Going Out 



u 



liCgitimate production han started 
to ease off. i^ot only has the pace 
In turning out new attractiona 
■lowed down but the quality of 
plays ,of recent premiere has been 
distinctly mediocre. 

The non-musical arrivals within 
the past three weeks included but 
one or two attractions likely to ac- 
complish successful engagements. 
A considerable percentage of them 
are already marked to stop, with 
two and three week "runs" against 
them. 

Despite big figures drawn last 
week by the leaders, business 
Washington's Birthday week was 
tinder that of previous seasons, a 
fact forecasted last week. It is 
stated by shrewd observers that 
business generally along Broadway 
is running about 10 per cent under 
the normal of the past three sea- 
adhs. TTl* signs may be read in the 
slowly receding business of the 
long run shows. 

Hits Holding Thsir Own 

While the weaker shows were 
suffering last week the hits piled 
up big profits. "Abie's Irish Rose." 
the run leader, bettered $18,300 in 
nine performances. "Is. Zat So?" 
which tops the non-nwslcala, 'at- 
traated another amazing gross 
^blch was 126,000; "Desire Under 
the Elms," pushed Into the lime- 
light by the dirt play controversy, 
bettered $19,000, playing three extra 
matinees; "The Dove" and "The 
Harem" both were credited with 
over $20,000; "Ladies of the Eve- 
ning," also named In the play agita- 
tion, was quoted at $18,600, the best 
figures since opening; "Glory" hit 
around $18,000; "They Knew What 
They Wanted" |17,600; "The Fire- 
brand" $17,000. f 

"The Student Prince" had its big- 
gest week, with $44,000 grossed 
Which placed it ahead of "The Love 
Song," though the latter was not 
much under that mark. "Big Boy" 
and "Rose- Marie" got around $42.- 
•00; "Music Box Revue" tucked 
«wajr another capacity week with 
$$$.000; the "Follies" about $82,- 
000; "Lady Be Good" over $28,000; 
*PusxliJS," $21,000; "Topsy and 
(Continued on page 60) 



Collier's Renamed 

"Reward" Did $5,000 

Elmira, N. Y., March S. 

John Golden's production of 
William Collier's new play orjgl- 
aally called "The Frame-Up." but 
changed to "Reward." opened here 
last Thursday. It favorably Im- 
pressed as shown by the business, 
$6,000 for the half week. 

The attraction was advertised as 
,"Th« Frame-Up," the change in 
luune '. -ing announced before the 
curtain on the opening night It 
Is understood the first title was used 
In pictures. 

The Collier play is founded on an 
outline sketched by the late Aaron 
Hoffman, bl|t uncompleted by him. 



HOLDINO CO.'S IRDICTMENTS 

Los Angeles, Veb. 24. 

Oeorgs Bentel, who, with Ben- 
jamin Leven and several others, is 
under indictment in New York for 
alleged misuse of the United States 
mails in connection with the pro- 
motion of the Morosco Holding 
Company of which he was geperal 
manager, waived examination at a 
hearing for hla removal to the east 
before United States Commissioner 
Turney and was released in $2,000 
bail. 

Leven appeared before Tuiney 
and waived examination and was 
released In the same amount of 
bail as Bentel. 



Hiirs Minstrels Close 

Hank Brown brought the Gub 
Hill's Minstrels, from Morgantown, 
W. Va., where the show closed Sat- 
urday, to New York. 



Dazey's *Big Boy* Claim 



C. T. Dazey, author of the 
play, "In Oldt Kentucky," is re- 
ported to have instructed his 
attorneys to file suit against 
the Shuberts for an infringe- 
ment action. Dazey alleges 
that the Al Jolson show, "Big 
Boy," current at the Winter 
Garden, is an infringement 
upon his "Kentucky" play. 

Demands made by Dazey to 
the Shuberts for royalty or a 
settlement are said to have 
been ignored by the producing 
firm, r/hich does not admit of 
any similarity. 



BLANEY'S LEGIT COMEBACK 



Will Produce "Red Krsses." Star- 
ring Cecil Spooner 



Charles E. Blaney is planning a 
comeback as a legit producer. "Red 
Kisses," currently receiving a stock 
trial at the Yorkville, New York, 
will be his Initial attraction. The 
prdtlucer and his brother. Harry 
Clay Blaney, now engaged in the 
play brokerage business, figure as 
authors of the piece, and Mrs. 
Charles E. Blaney, known profes- 
sionally as Cecil Spooner. will be 
starred. v 

This will mark Blaney's first at- 
tempt as a legit producer since the 
days of pop price melodrama in 
which ^laney was rated as one Of 
the pioneers and is reputed to have 
delved up a fortune. When melo- 
drama waned Blaney concentrated 
upon stock companies and at one 
time had eight companies in opera- 
tion. 

He has the company at the York- 
ville. New York, which Is trying out 
the piec« that be la recasting (or 
legit 

NO. 3 "SHOW-OFF" 

Stewart Sc French are assembling 
a third company of "The Show Oft." 
for the Pacific Coast, with a cast 
headed by Jessie Busley. 

It will open at the Playhouse, 
Wilmington, DeU AprU 1$. ^ 

HASTY PUDDING'S 77TH 

"Laugh It Off" Will Premier April 
IS— Includes "Dickey Club" 



According to announcements 
emanating from District Attorney 
Banton's office Monday the citizens 
play /jury system Ijas been estab- 
lished and is expected to start func- 
tioning imediately viewing and pass- 
ing upon the half dozen alleged 
"dirt plays" on Broadway. It was 
intimated the Jury might get into 
action last night. 

The selection of 12 persons out of 
a panel of MO names will be kept 
a secret until the Jury announces 
its decision. The management of 
any attraction complained of will 
not be Informed when the Jury wit- 
nesses a performance and the iden- 
tity of ths Jurors will be known 
only to the district attorney. 

Complaint was made against the 
"Night Hawk," which opened at 
the Bijou last week. Police officials 
and a stenographer visited the house 
Saturday , night The managem^n*. 
thereupon ordered the rawest sort 
of lines inserted for the benefit of 
the police, counting on sensational 
publlrtty, which didn't happen. The 
attraction's bad business to date ex- 
plains the management's attempt to 
attract attention. 

Brady's Past 

W. A. Brady U out of the dirt 
show situation, having closed "A 
Good, Bad Woman." It Is recalled 
when a similar agitation Sr years 
ago started the same manager pro- 
duced "Thou Shall Not" which was 
stopped after the first performance. 
"Sapho" was shut at about the 
same time, but reopened after being 
dark three days. "Mrs. Warren's 
Profession" was decreed a very raw 
play and was forced to close by the 
authorities. It was revived after 
several years and has freqaently 
been produced and Is now rated mild 
in comparison to current bad plays. 



Boston, March I. 

Preparations for the 77th annual 
production of the Hasty Pudding 
Club of Harvard are already under 
way, with students directing pend- 
ing the arrival of Louis Silvers, who 
will again coach. 

This year's show is entitled 
"Laugh It Off," and is the joint pro- 
duction of J. C. Murphy, '25, Of 
Danbury, Conn., and W. S. Martin, 
'26, of Washington, D. C. 

The itinerary follows: April 15- 
IT. inclusive, Cambridge, Hasty 
Pudding theatre; April 20. PhlU- 
delphia; April 21. Washington. 
D. C; April 22, Newark, N. J.; April, 
24, 26, New York City; April 28-30, 
Boston. 

The Hasty Pudding organization 
has recently been amalgamated 
with the Institute of 1770, the so- 
called "Dickey Club," which means 
that Coach Silvers will have at least 
twice as many candidates from 
which to choose his cast. 

Tom Nip has been engaged to< 
stage the show. 



Jim Barton Set Back; 
$200 Weekly as Alimony 



Tillle Barton was awarded $300 
weekly alimony and $800 counsel 
fees by Justice Wagner in the N^w 
York Supreme Court Tuesday in 
her separation suit against James 
Barton, ths "^^median. on the 
ground of cruelty and abandon- 
ment Barton's defense was that 
his wife agreed to accept $60 week- 
ly under a separation agreement 
when he was not employed and 
$100 weekly when he was working, 
and that hs was ready and willing 
to continue under these terms. He 
also contended that his Shubert 
contract calling for $1,10« weekly 
had been cancelled by mutual con- 
sent 

Mrs. Barton, who was repre- 
sented by Oeorgs Z. Medalie, con- 
tended ths separation agreement 
was sigrned under duress. 

The differences between the pair, 
married 10 years, hare been brew- 
ing for some time. Kendier ft 
Goldstein, who legally represented 
both litigants, sought to effect a 
reconciliation for some time but 
finally had to stsp out together 
when litigation was imminent 



"SHUFFLE ALONG" CLOSES 

Finishes at Youngstown, O^— 13.000 
in Royalty Claimed Due 



BEER'S AUENATIOir TEIAL 

Lea Angeles, March 3. 

The suit of W. W. Beers, casting 
agent, for $250,000 In an alienation 
of affections action against Victor 
Schertzlnger is set for trial Sept. 17 
before Superior Court Judge Woods. 

Beers charges that after six years 
of married life Schertzlnger enticed 
his wife, Mary O. Beers, away from 
him. 



"Shuffle Along," the colored road 
show, which has been touring un- 
der the Joint direction of Walter 
Forbish and John W. Vogel. closed 
when business failed to show a 
profit. 

The windup came In Youngstown. 
O., after George Wlntz had agreed 
to take over the show. Wlntz found 
that Vogel's brother-in-law had a 
bill of sale, for the <rtiow and it wa« 
also claimed that $3,000 In royalty 
was due the "Shuffle Along" Corp 



Mask and Wig*s Show 

Philadelphia, March 8. 

The Mask and Wig Club of tlif 
University of Pennsylvania will 
have a two weeks' run at the Foi'- 
rest this year. 

The chow will be ".'oan of Arkan- 
aaw," an will open in Wilming- 
ton, DeU March 28, and at th«> 
Forest April 18. 



1ADIES" HOLDS UP 



On the surface the cleans- 
ing of an alleged "dirt show" 
does not Indent its receipts, 
taking Belasco's "Ladles of 
the Kvening" as the example. 

At the Lyceum last week 
the show is claimed to have 
grossed $18,600. equal to any 
week's receipts since opening 
in New York. 

"Ladies" was cleansed up by 
the Saturday previous to last 
week, running cleanly through- 
out all of the period. Several 
seeing the play last week said 
they neither saw nor heard 
anything startling in the raw 
way, but apparently were 
pleased with the performance 
nevertheless. •. 



A.EA.PAYSOFF 

WHILE SHOW 

IS RUNNING 



Mindlin, for ''Houses of 

Sand/' Must Make Up 

$3,600 DetK>sit 



No salaries were paid the plac- 
ers in "Houses of Sand" at the 
Hudson. New York, Saturday, the 
company being paid off Tuesday by 
Equity at the tatter's offices. The 
money was extracted from $8,800 
deposited by the producers with 
Equity, guaranteeing two weeks' 
salaries. 

Under the requirements the show 
management must replenish the 
guarantee money with Equity. If 
the management fails to do so by 
Saturday, it is probable the play- 
ers will be advised to withdraw. In 
that event the attraction will auto- 
matically close, unless the players 
agree to waive Equity's two weeks' 
protection regulation. 

"Houses ot Sand" was produced 
by a corporation ot which Michael 
Mlndlln is the joanaging director. 



DUNCANS BUY IN 

It wus reported yesterday that 
the Duncan Sisters had purchased 
from Tom Wilkes an interest in 
"Topsy and Eva," the show starring 
the Duncans at the Sam H. Harris, 
New York, 

Also reported associated with 
Wilkes in the production and Har- 
ris theatfe is Geo. Catts, of the 
Grand Central Palace, New York. 



FIGHT WAGES 

OVER "RAT 

SHOW ADS 



Jeanne Eagels' Attorneys 
Protest Capital Adver- 
tising as Misleading 



Washington, March 3. 

The advertising of "Rain," which 
opened Sunday night at the Presi- 
dent as a "return engagement with 
New York cast and production," 
Started quite a controversy here. 
Attorneys for Jeanne Eagels, who 
appeared here recently, wrote to 
the "Star," an evening daily, that 
the advertising was misleading, in- 
asmuch as it gave the Impression 
that Miss Eagels and her company 
were to return. 

The paper gave Arthur Leslie 
Smith, who has the President a 
I'lnnce to reply. He stated Kath- 
erlne Hayden ' was to play the 
Eagels' role Sadie Thompson. 
Later appeared a published state- 
ment that Clarence Jaoobson had 
secured the i^ad rights to "Rain" 
and had assembled the cast In New 
York 

Smith Is understood to have got- 
ten a great break In this. He was 
left with -the President on his hands 
when "Seduction" was switched to 
the Belasco. with "Rain" being 
literally a "gift" from Jacobson. 
with Smith cutting in on a percent- 
age basis. It is playir.': %'i top 
here. 

Sam Forrest Is reported to havs 
rehearsed the company. After ths 
President engagenwnt the show 
will take to the road. 



"Pickings" Leaves; Short 
Of Actors and Leader 

Los Angeles, March I. 
'Harry Carroll's "Pickings" left 
here for San Francisco minus flvs 
principals and an orchestra leader. 

The actors who did not go are 
Zeelma and Bemice O'Neill, Car- 
roll Wines, prima donna, and Kus- 
sell and Claire. 

Nick Brown, orchestra leader, 
quit the show after an argument 
with Carroll when he told the latter 
he would not tolerate his yelling at 
him in front ot the actors. 



Spring Trial for ''2nd Choios" 
Lewis A Gordon have acquired 
production rights to "Second 
Choice," a new comedy by Samuel 
Kapl.tn. They will give It a spring 
trial 



Stage Manager in Hospital 
Tells Story ot Attack 

New Orleans. March 8. 

Joseph Oalton, stage manager, of 
the ''Passing Show" which played 
the Tulane last week. Is in a hos- 
pital here as a result of having 
been hit on the head and body with 
an iron pipe. Oalton told the pollc« 
he was beaten by an unidentified 
man whom he had befriended. 

According to Galton he was 
standing In front Ot the Dale hotel 
when a man walked up arfd asked 
for 25 cents to get something to 
eat. Gallon stated he gave the 
fellow the money and later they 
both went to his room, after which 
the stranger suddenly turned and 
beat him unmerolfully. 

Alfred Teague. another member 
of the company, entered Just as ths 
stranger was leaving. Teugus 
avowed the man pulled a pistol on 
him and then left hurriedly. 

The authorities are skeptical over 
the statements of both Galton and 
Teague. 



"NANETTE" ON COAST 

Los Angeles, March 8. 

Supporting Nancy Welford la 
"No. No Nanette," the first of a 
series of musical comedies to bs 
prenented at the Mason beginning 
March 8. will be Taylor Holmes. 
Adele Rowland and Angle Norton. 

The balance of the cast is to bs 
made up from local talent. 



SETTLE ALIMONY CLADC 

Chicago, March $. 

Emanuel Stiener. Yiddish octor, 
has settled with bis wife. Rosa 
Stiener. Yiddish actress, on an ^ 
agreement to pay her $2,700 In lieu 
of all claims for alimony. 

Stiener. suing in the local courts, 
charges desertion. His wife will not 



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THE WORLD' STOOPS TO STEAL 



During the p&ti'. week there has come to llgl^f another one of 
the "copy cats" of newspaperdom. Seemingly these "copy cats" 
have to step out an< try to copy something that another publication 
has originated. This time It is the box office reports of what the 
I!ro;idway picture houseM are doing In the w.iy of business. 

Several weeks ■igo the New York "World " lifted the Idea of the 
l>o.v ofTlre reports or the legitimate attrnriions In New York an 
icl«-.a that A'arietv originated as an Item ot trade Interest. "The 
World' is now passing that information on to tlie public which can- 
no' have any real Interest In box offl<'e figures. 

'"he h ;. It box otn<e reports were created !>> Variety Home 10 years 
■go, and "The World" la tbe first dally piper to stoop to Steal .-x 
nc.'.s fciture fron. a trade weekly. 

An alleged theatrical jinper is trying to secure the picture box 
ollice reports, but to date has been utisuccewsful In trying to fathom 
the niethod Va lety en:i)loy8 to check motion picture houses. 



VARIETY 



LEGITIMATE 



Wedkietd«y» March 4, 1925 



5 MORE OUT 



five attractions will leave Broad- 
way Saturday and an additional 
pair will liltely lake wing at the 
Baiue time. Among the departures 
are the two Russian revues, the 
others l>«ing unquestioned failures 
of recent premiere. 

"The Virgin of Bethulia" pro- 
duced at the Ambassador by the 
Shuberts last week will be taken 
off. The piece is Henri Bernstein's 
"Judith." Takings last week were 
around $6,000. 

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VIRGIN OF BETHULIA 
Not particularly cared for 
allMit «l«ili«s were moat favor- 
ably inclined towards the work 
•f Mackay Morris. Opened, 
Feb ii 

vVri«ty (8isk) said, "will 
never povaess m wide draw."' 



"Two by Two" produced at the 
8«lwya by Jessy Trimble is alao 
a two-week show, listed for clos- 
ing Saturday although it waa an- 
nounced another house would be 
sought. The first Week's gross of 
M.OeO makes it unlikely the show 
Will continue, ' takings Just about 
equalling the house guarantee. 



TWO BY TWO 

Generally "panned" with 
"Post" calling it, "a stupid 
play" while "Sun -Globe" 
quoted, "below season's avfr- 
aoe." Opened, Feb. 23/ 

Variety (Lalt) said, "chances 
are sUm." 



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Cop« at •Vanities' Party 



Philadelphia, March 3. 

Eurl Carroll staged a party 
for William E^drlngton, backer 
of "Vanities," at the Benjamin 
Franklin. The frankness with 
which those in charge made 
known that forbidden liquids 
would flow fluently nearly 
crabbed the party when the 
gendarmes swooped down upon 
the merrymakers and delivered 
an ultimatum that none of the 
"wet goods" were to be tara- 
I)ered with. 

The party lasted until noon, 
after which Bdrington and 
Carroll entrained for Palm 
Beach. ^ ,. 



) JG. M. COHAN DANCED AS 
' EVER AT aUB BAU 

$7,500 Realized by B. 0. Men 

of Philly at Midnight 

Benefit 



"TaBgletooB" wUl leave tho S9th> 
Street after but three weeks. It 
was the first production attempt by 
Edmund Plohn. The play was re- 
garded as unusual but takings be- 
tween $5,000 and $<.000 did not in- 
dicate box office strength. 



TANGLE TOES 

' Csnflictinfl revwws aithoush 
majority unanimous in prais- 
ing th« perfomianes of Mildred 
MacLeod. "News" (iMantIo) 
desmed it, "frail little play." 
Opsned, Feb. 2S. 

Variety (Abet) said, "not 
rated to land for • run." 



Judgd Will Wvestigate 
Lotta Crabtree Claim 

Boston. March. 8. 

Although the late Lotta Crabtree, 
famous Boston actress, jiientloned 
Ijut five relatives in' her will, which 
left $4,OQ0,Q0O to charity, C3 persons, 
most of whom aro over 75 years 
old, have flled claims for a share 
in the $100,000 trust ^d she left 
for relatives. 

Eflt'orts to determhie Just who and 
how many ot these were related to 
the wealthy actress will be made 
by Judge Prest of Suffolk County 
Probate Court wheii he makes a 
trip to California and Arisona In 
May. Most of the claimants reside 
fn those state*. 

Questions have been sent to each 
of the contestants but satisfactory 
answers have not been made, there- 
fore the proposed trip of the Judge. 



< "Chauve-Souris" the Russian at- 
traction presented by Morris Gest 
at the 49th St. tours after eight 
weeks which is the limited engage- 
ment originally announced. Busi- 
ness was very big the first five 
weeks, averaging $15,000. lAst 
week it got $12,000 which was 
profitable but bigger money is 
antlciiMited on the road. 



Frances White Engaged 
For MacGregor's "Lily'' 

Frances White will conclude her 
vaudeville tour in two weeks to 
begin rehearsals of "Lily of the 
Alley," the musical by Jack Arnold 
and the later A. Baldwin Sloane, 
in which she will be starred by 
Edgar MacCiregor, the producer. 

The piece 1/ destined for a sum- 
mer run on Broadway. 

Hal Skeliy. who recently with- 
drew from "Betty Lee," also has 
been reported signed for this piece. 



CHAUVE 80URI8 
Cordially welcomed with 
personal recognition again ten- 
dered Balisff. Opened, Jan. 14. 
Variety (Ibee) said, "an- 
' nounced as limited in the New 
York engagement, figures to 
remain longer." 



"Seenlaya Ptitxa" or Russian 
Bluebird withdraws after 10 weeks 
at the Frolic. This Russian show 
came in ahead of "Chauve-Souris" 
but failed to attract real business. 
Takings dropped from $6,500 to 
$3,500 with recent weeks approxi- 
mating the $6,000 mark again. 



8EENIAYA PTITZA 
Another Russian troupe gen- 
erally "eased down" by the 
dailies who thought little of its 
chances to linger. Opened, 
Dec. 28. 

Variety (Ibee) said, "may not 
remain long on Broadway." 



Changs With "Abie" 
Weldori Heyburn has replaced 
John Fergution as Abie with the 
western company of "Abie's Irish 
Rose." 

Wallace Ray has been signed as 
general understudy for the com- 
pany of "Able" at the Republic. 
New York. 



Philadelphia, March S. 

The midnight benefit given by the 
local theatre treasurers last week 
was both a social and financial suc- 
cess In that- it grossed $7,600. 

The befieflt ^t under way at 
12:40 a. m. and ran until four 
o'clock. It was smooth running and 
notable for the great percentage of 
the announced acts actually putting 
in an appearanca. « ., • > 

The big feature, and tlie one that 
the dailies here all emphasised in 
their reviews, was the appearance 
of George M. Cohan. Announced 
as master of ceremonies. he did not 
appear at the outset, tnstelad, Ray- 
mond Hitchcock over from New 
Tork made the first announcements 
and the bouse &nd lobby bussed 
with rumors that Oeorge M. had 
not arrived. At about 1:11 a. m. 
Cohan appeared to the biggest ap- 
plause any performer has had here 
in years, H.e gave the audience a 
little line on the treasurers and 
their work and all about the dif- 
ficulty ot selling a guy two seats 
in S at the extreme left when he 
wanted two on the aisle In B. 
Cohan remarked that he knew the 
box office end. having studied the 
theatre from all angles. Then he 
referred to the "dirty play" discus- 
sion and said "Well, there Is one 
thing. I am out of It and they 
cannot rap me." 

After a couple of Introductions 
Joe Laurie, Jr., of "Plain Jane" took 
George M.'s place as Boiaster of 
ceremonies. 

Geo. M. Daneed 

Along about three o'clock George 
If. reappeared and took back what 
he had previously said about not 
being able to oblige with a song 
and dance. He told the orchestra 
leader to play something in "two- 
four" and when tl^ey broke into 
"Yankee Doodle Dandy" Cohart, 
with, his hat over his eye and his 

I old familiar walk went Into bis 
famous dance even Including the 
high kick against the proscenium 
arch. His reception was tremen- 
dous. His last appearance of the 
evening was to receive from Joe 
Laurie a painting; of himself pre- 
sented to taim by the Treasurers' 
Club. 



Showi in Rehearsal 

(AND WHERE) 

niie Four Flwahsiv'' (IfMk. 
Hipiard), Tlmss Bquara 

*Flesh,« (Arthur J. Lamb), 
Bryant Hall. 

"Weeds," (Sam Wallach). 
Hudson. 

'^n Qods,' (Lewis and 
Gordon). Sltlnge. 

"Mercenary Mary," (Law- 
rence Weber). Longacre. 

"The Little Minister," (C. B. 
DillinghaoO. Globe. 



appehtebeat 
out beefsteak 

42nd St. Country Club 
Boys in Armory Feed 



LAMB POSTS BOND 

Differences between Arthur J. 
Lamb and Equity were adjusted last 
we^ when Lamb and his associated 
posted the n^es^ary bond which 
permitted rehearsals of "Flesh" tp 

continue unhampered. 

Although tentatively scheduled to 
open In WUmingtoo. DeL. March 11. 
the cast Is stUl minus a nvUe lead 
and Juliette Day is reported on her 
way from Havana te step In the 
leading feminine role. 

Lamb Is a former song writer who 
is also jMurtly financing production 
in association with Arcade Produc- 
tions.' a new producing group. 



^JULIAN MITCHELL'S SECRET 

Julian Mitchell, veteran revue 
and musical comedy stager, is car- 
rying about a secret. It is a com- 
edy-drama, which he has Just 
completed, and which he expects to 
astound I^roadway. 

Mitchell claims it is his first 
play wrigh ting attempt in 22 years, 
and that he never previously* es- 
sayed authoring straight plays. 



Herb Ward's Misdon 
Abroad; Handling: Revue 

Herb Ward, associated with the 
Robert Law scenio firm in New 
York, sailed Saturday on the "Ber- 
engarla to handle the production 
for Albert deCourville's new Lon- 
don revue. which will open at the 
Palladium In that c^ty. ^ 

Mr. Ward frequently has been 
csJled into consultation by the 
English stage producers. 



LILLIAN FOSTER IN "TIN GODS" 
When "Conscience" doses tn 
Brooklyn, N. Y., Saturday. Lillian 
Foster will begin rehearsals of the 
lead of "Tin Gtods" which has gone 
into rehearsal under the direction 
of Sam Forrest. Lewis )k Gordon 
are producing It in association with 
Sam H. Harris and A. H. Woods. 

The piece was tried out rtome 
time ago with Francine Larrimore 
as star. 



JOBTNA HOWLANB ABROAD 

On the Berengaria Satwday was 
Jobyna Howland, who has gone 
abroad on a visit to Paris first, and 
then London. 

Miss Howland left "Kid Boots" a 
couple of weeks ago. 



CRITICAL DIGEST 



Night Hawk 
Mary Newcomb rated above the 
play, although vehicle generally 
liked. Some comment on ecript, 
concerning a prostitute, minus 
-dirt" dialog. 



SUIT OYER "CUT" 

Mattie Wilkes, colored actress, 
was cut |2S in her |100 weekly 
salary with Miller anU Lyies' "Run- 
nln* Wild" and took the matter to 
court to recover the |2S salary dif- 
ferences for the length of time she 
has been with the colored revue, 
totaling 66 weeks or |1,700. 

This week, iij the City Court, 
Miss Wilkes took Judgment for that 
amount against Clarence Gray, 
treasurer of the show and the hold- 
ing corporation. 



"PASSION FLAT" AS BENEFIT 

Chicago, March 8. 

"The Passion Play" will be given 
here March 16 in five acts and 14 
scenes. Proceeds are to go to the 
Juvenile Court to aid in its work 
of reciaiming boys who have drifted 
into lawlessnesa. 

Taking a deep personal interest 
in the proposed benefit is Cornellut 
C. Crane, 8up«rint^ndent of Big 
Brothers' Society. » . i* • 



The Wild Duck 
Ibsen revival acclaimed. ''Sun- 
Globe" (Woollcott) believed "Rich 
and engcovHing evening-" 



White Collars 
Pacific Coast success amiably 
greeted by .Vew York dailies. 
"Times" deemed it, "Hilarious and 
well acted comedy." "I-»ost" was 
about only paper intermediately im- 
pressed. 



Two by Two 

Disapproved by the majority. 
"Sun-Globe" quoted "Below sea- 
son's average," and "Post" definite 
with "Stupid play." 

Ariadne 

Much space approvingly devoted 
to Laura Hope Crews' personal per.* 
forma.nce. Play liked by most of 
the critlce. albeit the "Sun-Globe'' 
(Woollcott) reference wns, "Fatigu- 
ing." B'klyn "E:agle" (Pollock) nar- 
rated "A good, light, polite, brisk 
show." 



Virgin of Bethulia 
MacKay Morris walked away with 
the notices on this attraction Piece 
received mediocre rating from sec- 
ond string critics. 



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That very informal organizatloa 
known as the 42nd Street Country 
Cltib was in mid-season form Sat- 
urday n)ght when some 200 meat- 
hounds foregathered in special 
quarters at the 69th Regiment Ar- 
mory. Admissions were in the form 
of fight tickets, with the star bout 
set forth as "Beefsteak vs. Appe- 
tite." The latter won after some 
nifty tooth work. In addition to 
the sirloin there were broiled chops, 
kidneys and other deslra^e things 

The session started con^paratively 
early. For some reason the boys 
decided on mass singing as a good . 
method to set the pace. Sometime 
beyond midnight Will Rogers, klol 
of the ticket brokers, provided a 
large portion of laughs. Rogers 
said that Rogers couldn't come, but 
instead he'd speak as Senator < 
Jimmy Walker, all the way from ' 
Albany. ^ 

"Jimmy Walker" said he was 
glad to attend because he knew 
there were a lot pf ticket specula- 
tors in the club and those birds are 
his friends. Tm for you ticket 
guys because you keep tickets out 
of Joe Leblang's. If they try to put 
over a play censorship, I'll be there 
to protect you. Dirty plays are 
great for your business; let 'em put 
tickets for the clean plays in ^ 
Lebrang's. Dirty plays and good:^ 
business make it great for you." '. 

Hazxard Following Rogers. ^;| 
Rogers then spied Jack Hazsard, ' 
whom he described as having re- 
tired from the stage and is now 
dramatic editor of the Oreat Neck 
News Haxsard responded, saying: . 
"My idea of a lovely, quiet evening 
is following Will Rogers." Some- 
one addressed Jack as Jake, and 
he quickly answered. "All right, 
Lee." Hazxard got going so strongly , 
he found it hard to stop and re« j 
fused to deny the Great Neck news* '* 
paper Job. James Qleason, actor* 
author of "Is Zat So." with Rich* 
ard Taber, was Introduced, but ez*,: 
plained his "pipes were froze up." 

Tom Naughton of the Tyson Co, J 
otRCfe was the n^in manager of the 
event, with BlUtcta Schleifstein of 
the Liberty the main assistant, also 
the treasurer. He had not counted 
up how Daucta the club was short 
on Mcpenses. 

Leonard Bergman, president ot 
tho 42nd streeterf, contributed by 
delivering Rogers as his protector. 
Will didn't forget to mention Lenny 
in his Walker speech, but the New 
Amsterdam kid didn't mind — much* 



CUT TO MINIMUM ^ 

Following "Big Boy's" opening at 
the Winter Garden, New York, the 
choristers in the Shubert compahy 
who had been receiving $45 and |50 
on the road suffered a salary cut 
to $35. 

• Quite a few left the troupe rather 
than work for, that wage, which 1*^ 
the Equity minimum. '".*'' 



7— — - ..:■.;; 

*Tata Morgana" Barred 
Here— Now for England^ 

"Fata Morgana" will be predated i 

for pictures by a British firm, ac- ; 

cording to present plans, as tjjs ^ 

Hays crac- refus«d to okay the play j 
for picturlzatlon In America. 

The angle to it la that should the * 
film be made in Bngland and .achieve 

success, will tho Hayes office bar i 
its showing here. • 



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"MUGKIM'S" REFEKEE 

Because William Cary Duncan, 
th^ arbitrator for B. ^Harrison 
Orkow, and Charles Mulligan, act-^-; 
ing for Benjamin Strauss and Al-'- 
fred Hills, producerb of "Milgrim'S 
Progress." .couldn't agree on the 
arbitration, Ralph Long has been 
appointed umpire to sit in Judj- . 
ment on the issues. 

Orkow Is the author of "Mjl- 
crim's Progress" and is suing nilla 
and Strauss for royalties. 



Rest for Elizabeth Howard 
Elizabeth Howard retired from 
•The Rat" last week when over- 
taken with "a slight attack of In- 
fluenza .ind will not return to the 
•ast HgHin, hav4ng been ordered 
outh for >everal wecKs to le* 
cuperatc. . , , .,i 



Wednesday. March 4, 1925 



LEGITIMATE 



VARIETY 



21 



'ROSE-MARIE' CHTS LEADE AT $33,000; 
^ k\i SHOWS nCHTJNG SEASONAL SLUMP 



"Student Prince*' Struggling for Life — Non-Musi- 
cals Also Off— "Show Off's" Price Slash Sur- 
; prises — "Nanette" Drops to $22,500 — "White 
>/ Cargo*' Around $8,000 — Fall in Grosses Causes 



Speculation 



•i?- 



Vf. 



;v- • ' ', ' ':"; ♦"'.Chicngo, March 3. 
it* TtJlbowIng heraeit through a glgan- 
^flc field of vrorthy muaical plays, 
"Rose-Marie" haa . fl sally reached 
the pace- making poaltlon of the 
' fown. T^lB caxae last week, when 
the Hammersteln hit reached close 
to $S3,00» on 10 pertormaijices a\, 
the Woods, making the total gross 
- for the first thre« weeka approxl- 
*inafely $»2.00(>. Vred Jordan must 
'. be given part of this credit as he 
';i«hewed to the Unej 

• So far 'The Student Prince" 4s 
»th« rankest sort of a byst here and 
'.'the Shuberts' atrohgest SOS has 
^^^one out to save the Great Northern 
, attraction. Fuli column advertising 
' is being used in all the dallies, in- 
volving expenditures that had not 
-been suggested as a necessity, while 
further urging of the public to at- 
tend the "Prince" is being made 
>;b€tween the acts of attractions 
playing other Shubert theatres. The 
fact "the trade" at the hotel stands 
and clubs ten't calling for "The Stu- 
.'. dent Prince" thus far is making the 
situation doubly disappointing, and 
if this attraction doesn't pick up 
and strike a deserving aalt it will 
be one of the biggest Smibert box- 
office disasters here in a decade. 

On top of th^ Oreat Northern's 
troubles was the "Rltz Revue" at 
the Apollo. There is nothing in 
sight for a betterment of the call 
^<at the Apollo. As the result a rapid 
'.switch of bookings is expected. 
[;.. The OarrlCk's trade for "Chariot's 
vKevue"«was a massacre of ambl- 
-. tlons. If ever a friendly spirit was 
extended a t'lsiting attraction by 
the newspaper critics this revue got 
'^ It. But nothing could draw 'em in. 
: "When the "Chariot Revue" finally 
• reached here il Ivad been torpedoed 
. by caet changes until it was beyond 
' " recognition even with the help of a 
rnlcroscope in comparison with the 
original company which got the na- 
tional plugging because of the 
- Broadway triumph, 
f "NanctU" Slips 

The Shubert houses were not 
alone in the battering that musical 
plays received in the way of dis- 
appointing grosses. For the first 
timie in many weeks "No, No, Nan- 
ette," went down, dropping a little 
over $2,000 in gross, although the 
extra performance CWashlngton's 
birthday matinee) kept up the total 
to around $22,000. The town's gen- 
eral slump, however, made Inroads 
with the advance sale for this week 
•also oft. "Stepping Stones" has sold 
out completely only about three 
times since the opening night, which 
also failed of capacity figures. The 
•, Blow balcony call at the Illinois Is 
holding dowa the total gross. 
-.■ "Scandals" came back strong the 
early part 'of the week, but got 
bumped in the balcony on the week- 
end, again pulling down the gross 
V froip tt»e corking start this attrac- 
■ tion made- on this year's visit. It's 
doubtful if "Scandals" ever equaled 
the first week's gross in any of the 
visits to town on succeeding weeks. 
This Indicates Chicago is a town 
where "Scandals" cannot hold up. 
"The Dream Girl" is lost in the 
'musical play competition down at 
.the Studebaker. • 

Overcrowded with musical plays, 
Chi can be* expected to turn out 
' more surprisingly low grosses for 
"expensive musical organizations this 
week. Alibis can easily be grabbed 
With the Lionlfcn season in its In- 
'I lancy and the rush for income tax 
ftuverles. No doubt either alibi, if 
not both, are hurting, but. the main 
reason put forth by conservative 
managers Is that" the booking offices 
have cfowded too many high-scaled 
musical shows Into town at one and 
the same time without any two of 
them drawing the grosse.s not only 
expected but really pceded for ttie 
right side of the ledger. 

Non-Musicals Also Off 
Oft trade penetrated Into the non- 
. musical field also. "Is Zat So?" 
looks very much like a prood Chicago 
hit at the Adelphl. "Aren't Wc All?" 
didn't re^isver tlic first week at the 
niacKstone, although the newspaper 
notices were of the same high cal- 
iber that Frederick LonsiUle'n 
"Spring Cleaning" labbeU. "Apple 
Sauce" kept high otnong the non- 
niu.iicala. but slipped down lo 112,- 
000. while "White Cargo" dcuM- 
fullv pns.st'd »S,OfiO. 'Tlir SI'.ow-OfT' 
was KulpeU In Vhe »:!ii»iip :ir, voll as 
tlie Ktliers, anil now conies if li>v.-»r- 
iiiR of prices at Cohan's drand for 
tlie sprinp: rcanon. $2 being featiircil 
•IS (lie nlt;bt t"'l''c. 

Wasiiiiigloii's l.iitlid.'iy IhT'ii^btt 



practically full capacity for the at- 
.virsctions which gambled with the 
date. 

The fall In grosses for some of the 
topnotchers makes the future weeks 
Of the Lenten season somewhat of 
an Important speculation. 



Estimates for Lsat Week 
" "Badges" (Garrick, 1st week). 
Opened Monday. "Chariot Revue" 
finished four weeks, with final gross 
barely $8,000, If size of Friday night's 
audience was a good check. Show as 
presented here too much of a load 
of inferiority for Beatrice Lilly to 
carry alone. 

"Roaa-Marie" (Woods, 4th week). 
Has. struck the riotous state in de- 
mand. Checked close to $33,000, 
looking fit to hold high for weeks to 
come. 

"White Cargo" (Cort, 22d week). 
Went between $8,000 a^d $8, SCO gross 
on 10 performances, and if stop 
clause is being disregarded can stick 
longer than present gait Indicates. 

"Is Zat 8o7" (Adelphl, 2d week). 
Off to a start that assures good run. 
Win do better than present pace of 
$11,000 when town returns to normal. 
"Minicfc" (Playhouse, 3d and final 
week). Cannot even get 'em on cut- 
rates, so goes out Saturday. "Hell- 
Bent fer Heaven" to follow. Did 
about $6,000. 

"Ritz Revue" (Apollo, 3d week). 
Far from clicking here and little 
hope of pick up. Checked around 
$1»,000. 

"Stepping Stones" (Illinois, 3d 
week). Was considered runner-up 
to "Rose-Marie," helped by stUt 
scale. Balcony 'way off on most 
nights. Kight performances figured 
around $27,000. 

"8how-Off" (Cohan's Grand, «th 
we«k). Slashing of prices a sur- 
prise, yet promises protection for ap- 
proach of counter spring opposition. 
Indicating piece Is here ^to stick. 
Grossed around $12,000. 

"No, No, Nanette" (Harris, 44th 
week). Extra capacity matinee 
(Monday) kept gross from falling 
within shadow of $20,000, lowest in 
weeks. Did around $22,500 on 10 
performances. 

"Apple Sauss" (La Salle, 22d 
week). Rode the slump nicely, pull- 
ing up for $12,000, with no alarm of 
scare observed. ^ 

"Scandals" (Selwyn, 6th and final 
week). Switched Thursday matinee 
to Monday, profiting and holding 
gross to $22,000, despite bad Satur- 
day matinee. "Vanities" arrives 
March 9. 

"Ths Student Prince" (Great 
Northern, 2d week). Premiere gross 
far from expectations, and first real 
house didn't show up until Thursday 
night, and that was weak. Paper 
aplenty, and, despite high scale, 
checking didn't give it more than 
$19,000. 

"Dream Girl" (Studebaker, 6th 
week). Remained in rut caused by 
town's general condition. Marked 
off in $14,000 gross class. 

"Big Mogul" (Central, 8th week). 
Carl Barrett hunting for new attrac- 
tion since trade slumped into $4,000 
figuring. 

"Aren't We All" (Blackstone. 2d 
week). House again in balcony 
trouble, with lower floor trade not 
stronger than to pull much better 
than $10,B00. 

"Blossom Time" (Auditorium, 2d 
week). Looks as if this one went to 
the well locally just once too often 
since it is third engagement here. 
Hard house to check, but looked like 
$12,000. 



Mrs. McCormick Financing 
$1,000,000 Theatre for Chi. 



"KID BOOTS'" 

FIRST WEEK 

$34^ 

S. R. O. Every Night— 

"I'll Say She Is" Has 

Town Watching It 



'SALLY, IRENE AND MARV AMAZES 
PHILLY WITH $15^ SLUMP ON 



Musical Playing Second Repeat at Pop Prices Talk 
of Town — "Grounds for Divorce" Staple at 
$13,000— "Vanities" Dives 



Chicago, March $. 
Mrs. Edith Rockefeller McCor- 
mick contemplates building $1,000,- 
000 theatre on the exclusive north 
aide, to be operated in conjunction 
with A. II. Woods. The plans are 
•aid to have t>een completed la^t 
wesk when Woods was la town. 

Some time ago Mrs. Rockefeller 
announced publicly that she in- 
tended building a civic theatre for 
the prcson'.allon of the higher type 
plnys. If the rrojccf goes through 
It Is cx;iected that several big 
names of botli 8c\e.«i in the legit 
field win b« recraUed. The the- 
yt:" will bo i'"-itod diectly oupo- 
I site •Ue Urak'* liotel ami will bi- f.iarticallv 



Boston, March S. 
The holiday Monday, which called 
for an extra performance aP most 
of the houses, was responsible for 
the grosses holding up well for the 
week, althovgb Lent started Wed- 
nesday. The majority of the local 
houses had nine performances for 
the week. 

"Kid Boots," the Cantor show at 
the Colonial, was out ahead of the 
rest, aq it came inty> town with an 
exjiellent reputation, t>ooked at a 
most popular house and Is playing 
at $4.40. The. gross for last week, 
the first here, ran to $34,000 for 
eight shows. ■ No extra mallnee 
Monday. 

"The Greenwich Village Follies" 
wound up at the Shubert Saturday 
with a gross of $24,00V for nine per- 
formances. This was better than 
the business of the previous week 
by $4,000, the increase being figured 
as due to the extra performance 
and that the show was playing the 
final week here. The house is dark 
this week, with "Chauve Souris" 
next Monday. 

"I'll Say She Is" continues to do a 
fine business at the Majestic, where 
It is now on the fourth week. The 
way in which this show has picked 
up money in the face of very stiff 
opposition is surprising local show- 
men. Last week the show (nine per- 
formances) grossed $23,000, which 
was $1,000 tetter than the show did 
the week before with eight perform- 
ances. So far nothing has been 
announced to indicate an early de- 
parture from this city. 

"Beggar on Horseback," also on 
the fourth week at the Wilbur, con- 
tinues to show much strenglli for a 
dramatic attraction, and last week 
did the best business it has done 
since it opened here with $16,000. 
This was for nine shows betl'er by 
$1,000 than the business of the week 
before with normal performances. 

"Slmen Called Peter" winds up at 
the Plymouth this week and cannot 
be considered a hit locally. The best 
this attraction could do laist week 
was $12,000. It was close to l>eing 
one of the lowest grossers of the 
week. Actually the business last 
week with an extra performance 
was $1,000 less than had t>een done 
I'he week before with eight shows. 
"White Cargo," in at the Selwyn 
and now on the seventh week, is 
beginning to show the strain of the 
local run. It Is not considered good 
for many more weeks with, tlie han- 
dicap of Lent. Last week the weak- 
ness was especially noticeable, when 
the best gross that could be checked 
up was $10,000. This was oft con- 
siderably from the business of the 
week be for*. 

But one new attraction In the 
to'wn this week, "Bachelors' Brides" 
at the Tremont, supplanting "Peter 
Pan," with Marilyn Miller, which 
did but fair business for the two 
weeks it stayed here. For the cell- 
ing week there are several changes 
due, with the "Chauva-Sourls" 
coming into the Shubert, "Spin- 
drift" Into the Park to supplant 
"New Brooms" and "The Goose 
Hangs High" booked Into the Plym- 
outh. 

Last Week's Estimstes 
"The Swan," Hollls (3d Week). 
Due for two weeks more In Boston. 
Including this week, with gross last 
week $17,000. 

"White Csrgo," Selwyn (7th 
week). Beginning to show strain 
of long local run. Last week could 
do but $10,000 with extra perform- 
anjce. 

^NewHrooms," Park (final week). 
Dia $12,000 last w*ek. "Spln-Drlff 
next week. 

"Bachelors' Brides," Tremont (1st 
week). Show opened Monday for 
metropolitan premiere. On road for 
tryouts for two weeks. Replaced 
"Peter Pan," with Marilyn Miller, 
which grossed $15,000 last week. 

"Simon Called Peter," Plymouth 
(final WtMU. Not big hit locnlly, wUb 
best thani^uld be done last week 
wUli nine performance.'* $1?.000. un- 
der figures of previous week by 
$1,000 

"j<id Boots," Colonl.il (2d weelft 
One of big money-makiig shovs of 
season here. Opened with l.r.iw*- 



Philadelphia, March $. 

A noticeable drop In legit busi- 
ness last week could hardly have 
been attributed to the beginning of 
Lent since certain attractions not 
only held up but made big gains 
regardless of the Ash Wednesday 
drop. 

The biggest noise was also the 
biggest Surprise, itnd for the second 
time this season the wiseacres are 
gasping. "Sally, Irene and Mary," 
which played a return engagement 
at the Forrest Just before Christ- 
mas, came back to town again last 
week, this time to the Walnut, and 
In the face of general predictions 
that It would die cold had as large 
If not a larger total attendance ttian 
any other show in town. Due to 
the popular-price scale, $2 top all 
evenings except Saturday, $1 matl- 
ness Wednesday and $1.60 matinees 
Saturday, the show amazed at a bit 
better than $15,000. The Walnut 
was one of two houses last week 
to cancel the regular mid-week 
matinee because of the afternoon 
performance Washington's Birthday. 
On top of that the advance sale 
indicates a gain of considerable ex- 
tent this week. Last week's figure, 
at the scale, is not more than $3,000 
from capacity. So phenomenal has 
business been that this musical will 
make stilt another move after Its 
three weeks at the Walnut, this 
time hanging up Its hat at the Shu- 
bert, which has two weeks open 
before the "Student Prince" (second 
company) comes in. "Sally, Irene 
and Mary" played two engagements 
as a Shubert unit show at the 
Chestnut Street oper/i house a cou- 
ple of years ago, 12 weeks at the 
Lyric last season, three weeks at 
the Forrest, three at the Walnut 
and there's still a chance that its 
Shubert run won't be Us last. 

"Vanities" Dives 
The biggest toboggan In town wae 
Earl Carroll's "Vanities," which had 
a big first week due, partially, tu 
undress publicity. That same pub- 
licity probably was equally re- 
sponsible for its sudden slump. Ca- 
pacity wasn't reached all week and 
was only approached at the Monday 
matinee and Saturday night. "Plain 
Jane'.' in its second and last week 
at thfe Garrick held up splendidly 
and registered a clean gain. A large 
percentage of that was due to the 
extra performance, but "Jane" 
looked very sweet and there la talk 
of a return engagement later In the 
spring. 

The long-staying Shubert attrac- 
tions commenced to slip, some of 
them undoubtedly feeling the Lenten 
slump. That applies especially to 
"Blossom Time," which was decid- 
edly off. It was decided to announce 
the last two weeks, but after the 
ada appeared in the Sunday papers 
the great scarcity of bookings re- 
sulted in a change which will prob- 
ably keep the Schubert operetta In 
three weeks, when It is reported 
"Little Jessie James" starts • re- 
turn visit. "Sweet Little Devil" felt 
the slump at the Shubert The 
Monday performances were way off 
for the BInney musical which, with 
nine performancec, dropped sver 
$4,000. The "last two weeks" sign 
is up. 

The only attraction in a Shubert 
house which did not slide oft alarm- 
ingly was "Grounds for Divorce" at 
the Adelphl. This Ina Claire com- 
edy had corking notices in the 
second-thought columns, and with 
the extra matinee did $13,000 on the 
week, not big, but considered good 
for this type of show at this house. 
At the Broad it undoubtedly would 
have bettered that mark by sev- 
eral thousand dollars. The Lyric 
dropped off, though no.t so badly as 
the Shubert and Chestnut. "Dixie 
to Broadway" had its lowest gross 
since opening. The orchestra for 
this colored revue Is miserable. 

"Best People," at the Broad, 
though not tremendous, looked good. 

Openings 
This week's openings Include "The 
Follies" at the Forrest (two weeks) 



and "No, No. Nanette" at the Gar- 
rick (Indefinite). Thus the percent- 
age of six musicals to two straight 
dramatic attractions is still main- 
tained. Next Monday the sole ar- 
rival 1-1 "Saint Joan," first announced 
for a two weeks' return engagement 
at the Broad, but now down to one, 
with "New Brooms" to follow. 

The number of return engagements 
Is amazing, several having been- 
added to the list since last week. 
The Walnut, after "Sally, Irene and 
Mary" (return), will have "The Sap" 
for two weeks and then "Simon 
Called Peter" (return). The Shubert 
is listed for "Sally. Irene and Mary" 
and "The Student Prince" (both re- 
turns). The Forrest, after two weeks 
of the "Follies" and a fortnight of 
"Peter Pan," will have "Be Yourself" 
(return). The Chestnut, after Blos- 
some Time," will have "Little Jessie 
James" (both returns). The Lyric." 
after "Dixie to Broadway." will have 
the "Chauve-Sourls" (returA). Ail 
of which leaves only the Adelphl and 
the Garrick without return bookings. 
"High Stakes" and "Parasites" are 
announced for the former house, 
while "No, No, Nanette" is figured 
to stick at the Garrick for a long 
time. 

Prospects of a later season are 
fading because of the scarcity of 
bookings, although busness has been 
generally big ever since New Year's. 
However, It looks now as if three or 
four houses will close by Easter. 

Estimates for Last Week 
"The Best People" (Broad, 2J 
week). One of tt^o houses without 
extra matinee on week, and grossed 
$11,600, considered very good. No- 
tices here enthusiastic. "Saint Joan" 
^ext Monday for single week. 

"Sweet Little Devil" (Shubert, 5tli 
week). Held In too long an<l 
dropped heavil.v, landing at $1$,000. 
Low considering extra matinee. 

"Follies" (Forrest. 1st week). 
Opened big. "Vanities" took % nose 
dive In second week, scarcely gross- 
ing $24,000, despite extra perform- 
ance. Publicity on nudity probably 
hurt in long run. 

"Bloasom Time" (Chestnut, 6th 
week). Another long-stayer (hat 
felt the Lenten slump. Off to $18,- 
000, and that Includes extra matinee. 
Last two weeks announced, but may 
hold on a third. 

"No, No, Nanette" (Garrick, 1st 
week). Iri for extended stoy. I>ast 
week of • "Plain Jane," with extra 
performance, topped $17,000, and 
there is plenty of talk of a return 
engagement.' Laurie show didn't be- 
gin, to exhaust clientele in two 

"Sally, Irene and Mary" (Walnqt. 
2d week). The real wallop and big- 
gest surprise of the street. Without 
extra matinee and with lowest scale 
of any house this musical, playing 
second return engagement, grossed 
about $;l 5,250. That stands for prob- 
ably biggest attendance of any show 
In town. 

"Grounds for Divorce" (Adelphl, 
(3d week). This one picked nicely, 
with extra performance and capacity 
Thursday matinee sending gross to 
$13,000 on week. 

"Dixis to Brosdwsy* (Lyric, 7th 
week). Win probably set long-run 
record of season. Last week 'way 
off, being quoted at $14,500 with nine 
performances. Supposed to stay 
until April •. when "Chauve-Sourls" 
comes in, but It slump gets worse 
may go out after another week or 



solil out for tbs- 



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"Beggar en Horseback." Wilbur 
(Sd week). Going along quite strong, 
with business last mccIj with nine- 
performances, $15,000. 

"I'll Say She Is," MaJesUc (tth 
week). This musical surpii.ilriK 
m.iny wi.se ones locally anil h.'i? 
clicked conslstcntl.v since openins 
here. $23,000 laft week. 

Shubert — Darli this v,ce!:, with 
"Ch:iuve-Sour!s" for next wetrf;. Im 
flaiil we«'k"<j!r«eBivlcb Villi*»w IMA\ 
lif's" did $21,000. i mh - ; 



BABR-TOWV, nC, JtrDGMEHT 

Barr-Town, Inc., producers of the 
flop musical, "Princess April," had 
a $1,691 Judgment entered against 
it this week by James McLeavy. 
assignee of Mrs. E. L. Hobart, who 
was financially interested In the 
production. 

She lent that sura to the corpora- 
tion, her claim being assigned to 
McLeavy. 



CANADIAN OPERA HOimE'S 6% 

St. John, N. B., March 3 
In addition to electing new offi- 
cers, the St. John Opera House Co 
hern tK-olared a dividend of six per 
cent. 

The following w.-rf elected: T. P. 
Rfgan, president; Charles A. Gur- 
noy, first vlce-prciildent: George 
Mc.\rtliur, second vice-president; 
T. A. Linton, secretai y; 'Vllllllam L 
II. •riling. tre.-»J"nrer; W. R. Humph- 
,rJi-» aiKl. ('. if' llolAtan, mMUIoaa'. 
Oil ♦■rtur.t. I ,■ . /\ ii.il'jm* 



22 



VARIETY 



LEGITIMATE 



Wednesday, March 4, 1925 



SHOWS IN N. Y. AND COMMENT 



.1 — ' ' 

Figures Mtimated and comment point to tomo attractions baing 
auccesaful, while tha aamo groca acoraditad to othera might auggast 
mMiocrity or losa> Tha vartanc^ ia axplainad In tha diffaranea in 
hoHta capacittaa, with tha )/arying evarhaad. Also tha *>*• Of oAat, 
with conaaquant diffarahca In nocoaaary groaa for profit. Variance 
in buainaak naeiaaary for muaieal attraction aa againat dramatio 
Ulay ia alao oonsldered. 



•Abie'a Irish Rose," Republic (146th 
,iveek). After Washington's Blrth- 
'day Monday business eased oft 
somewhat last week, as antici- 
pated, leaders getting big figures, 
regardless.. "Abie" In nine per- 
.formances beat 118,300. 

"Ariadne*? Garrick (2d week). The-i 
atre (Julld's fourth production this 
season; ilrsw rather good noticMi 

. A eoBtfdy by A. A. Milne; fisure^ 
better than $8,000. subscriptions 
largely flcwrinig ftrsk six weeka. 

•^^Hista and Models''(l9J4), Caslnci 

- (3l8tw«*k). Wayed extra matinee 

hiBt ' itvik. Reported dtC later in 

w»«k e5cc«pt SatuiMay. ' Around 

ll*,©**. under pace fbr this- revue, 

"Betty L**," 44th g(t. (lltli Week). 

SWUctjiCfd "VVednesSay miatinee to 

'Wash^^ton's ^irtMay, as did 

. oth^f D^uslcals, AVith' Bobfl.atart 

' business .was between $16,009 and 

' llt.ddO. Snsagispaeni now antiql* 

. ■ p^ted Into Aiiflt '., ^ ■ ■ 

• ^Big ioy," J^Vlpter Garden (7t» 

. week)...Matihfes Ifonday ^d Sat- 

, urday also last w^k.. .pipjinand tot 

-i-Jolson «)iow tick«ts.ai^(ing strongr 

est i^n list, an<) -attraction should 

• • so through next numiner. . Around 
', mjm.-.-* ■>, •■ .y.v. ; ..>. • . . 

>.*!C»ndMmf' BUiag« <i<>tii"wa«at)[ 



( .MoTed-heralaat t*«ek folp«rortnlght, 

-'. and will Tnove again to Ambaaatit 

*- dor Monday? TaMnga in nftib per'- 

fomdaiicea were |13,G00: -best ot 

rvrival's Ongagisment. - "The FaH 

Guy" succeeds at Elllnge. < . 

"Capa Snnioka," Martin Beck (3d 
week). Rewriting third act, gen- 
erally blamed for letting melo- 
drama, down too bard. Pace mod- 
erate, takings setrond "ifreelc ap- 
proximating |9,500 mark. Low- 
scaled matiniees (ittr&ctlilK afterf 
^ n6oh trade. '^ . 

' "Chauva-Souria," 40th St. (8th 
T week). Final week. Original ea- 
gagemeht called for eight weeka. 
Russllan novelty attraction going 
on tour. Big first five weeks, and 
still profitable, though pace lea'' 
sened. Around 112.000. 

"China Roaa," Wallack's (6th week). 
Reopened last week after playing 
month at the Beck and laying oS 
one week. Business reported f&ir. 
with cut rates used. Quoted over 
19,500, which iftay be satisfactory, 
as house and show under same 
management. 

'<Oanoing Mothara," Maxlne ^Uott's 
(30tb week).. Not worrying about 
this drama lastiiu; into warm 
weather. Conststeiit money- 
maker, with average takings lately 
$12,000; aame laat week. 

"Deaira Under the Elma," Karl Car- 
roll (17th week). Provlncctowp 
Playhouse directors and Eugene 
O'Nell show much in limelight over 
raw-play agitation. Five matinees 
last week accounted for exceptlooal 
groaa of over $1*,000. 

"Folliaa," New Amsterdam (87th 
week). Has been getting betweeti 
$81,000 and $38,000. lately and, with 
new line-up ' for spring edition, 
taklngti should Jump. Attraction 
sure into summer. 

"Is 2at 80?" Chanin's 46fh St. (Sth 
week). Holds to amazing pace. 
Expected to ease off after Wash- 
Ifigrton'a "Birthday, but last week, 
with extra holiday piatlnee, tak- 
ing.'! approximated $25.0Dp, toiiptng 
division. 

•'Hell's Balls," Daly's 68«1 St. (5th 
week). Reopened regularly Mon- 
day after enforced layoff following 
four weeks' engagement at Wal- 
lack's. Pace approximately $7,600 

"Housas of^ Sand," Hudson (8d 
week). Quite ordinary business 
first two weeka. though manage- 
ment still hopeful. Takings, with 
extra matinee last week, about 
$6,000. 

"Lady Be Good," Liberty (14th 
week). Switched Ash Wednesday 
matinee to Monday, but In eight 
performances takings beat $28,000. 
Capacity Bnuslcal smash. 

"Lad4ea of tha Evening," Lyceum 
(11th week). Nine performance.^ 
]a«t week. Attention drajKrn to 
chow by offlciai play controversy 
r<iaulted in turnaway trade. 
Claimed nearly $18,500; best figure. 

"LOiiie the 14th," Cosmopolitan (ist 
Vjeek). Newest Flo Zlcgfold mu- 
sical; rated out of town as most 
lavish production with estlmivted 
cost quarter of a million. Pre- 
miere at Cosmopolitan last night 
(Tuesday). 

"Mrs. Partridge Presents," Uelmont 
, (9lh week). Blaudie Bates at- 

traction dolog well; Belmont 
turned out good house for FhoW. 
I^<wt week with extr.i matiueo bo- 
tvrcfn $S,000 and $»,000, 

•My Girl," Vanderbilt (15th week) 



to eight performances last week, 
ewltchlng Wednesday matinee to 
holiday. Again around $14,0()0, 
big for house. 

"My 8on,'*Bayes (25th week). Abil- 
ity of this drama to stick and 
turn profit indicative of good road 
chknces. $5,000 to $6,000 ahd bet-r 
ter 'irery satisfactory tor roof 
berth. 

"Musie Box Revua,!' Music Box (14th 
week). Inserted extra matinee 
and Ash, Wedne.sday afternoori 
performance capacity. Senttak-r 
Ings to $33,000-. ■ 

"Natja,'* Knlckei;bocker ^3d wee^)^ 
fmprovement cliilmcd but busi- 
ness to d^te disappointing. I^ast 
Week' estimated around $13,00(^ 
Operetta with Tschaikowsiiy score 
miist itnprove tostlck. 

"Old English." Rita (11th week), 
Winthrop AJnes, iiroduction among 
solid successes of Season on busir 
nese record to .da4e. Last week 
with extra matinee nearly $10,000. 
"Pitfs," Little (27th week). Fob*' 
matlneea last 'we^k tor xttts reCog- 
nteed cortiedy hit; holiday mjitrne^ 
and tegular exti'a Friday dfter- 
110611 placed gross around $l€,O0O. 
"PrddaaaioHal." L&'J-Ing . oft th'i* 
'week. Played seve^h'wecka. six at 
' Okrrlck and lagt'^eek htComedy, 
where taklngri worift about $r,6oa 
Will reopen next Wctck at 49th St. 
"Puxxlea," FUlton.(3t)l wee^). Elsie 
, JaRlA show draWfng smdrtest Sort 
of audiences and playing to virtual 
capacity. Eight times last week 
with figure af^ln over $21,000. 
"Quarantine," Henry MlUer. (12tl> 
week). Nine performances last 
week sent business to between 
$12,000 Jknd $13,000. Has'won ratf 
Ing among light comedy successes 
of year. 
"Rose-Marie," Imperial (27th Week). 
Like "Mueic Box." capacity Ash 
Wednesday matinee recorded; 
nine performances sent i)uslness 
to nearly f42.Q00. Leads ail in 
mu.slcal demand in agencies. 
"Seenjaya Ptitza," Fi'ollc (10th 
week). Final week tor Tushny's 
Russian troupe, going week to 
week in roof houae. "Bluebird" 
show due to return to Europe in- 
stead of touring. Around $6,000^ 
"She Had to Know," Times Square 
(5th week). Grace George has 
drawn better , busiiieas with com*- 
edy of French origin than «.ny- 
thing she has had in years. $12,000 
weekly rated very good.. Should 
aUck. ^. 

"Silence,'^ National (17th week). 
One of best money makers among 
dramas. I.Ast week extra, matl- 
nesB inserted; kept pace around 
$15,000. 
"Starlight^" Broadhurst (1st week). 
Doria Keane returns to Broadway 
in thia comedy of stage life, first 
tried out on coast. Well regarded 
at Atlantic City last week. Pre- 
miere here last night (Tuesday). 
"Student Prince," Jolson's <14th 
we^). Staubertfl have sweet 
money maker in • this operetta, 
which Solved problem of out-of- 
way Jolson's theatre. Last week 
biggest since opening here; $44,- 
000, highest on Broadway. 
"Tanglatoes," 39th St. (3d week). 
Doubt about this on* after Satur- 
day: takings between $5,000 and 
$6,000; "The Handy Man"' booked 
in next MonJny. 
"Sky High," Shiibert (Ist week). 
Willie Howard arrived Mondiay as 
Sole litar; show announced 
changed to "Whirled Into H.ippi- 
nees," its English title, but "Sky 
High" retained. 
"The Dark Angel," liongacre (4th 
week). Business lias improved 
Consistently since opei^ing and at- 
traction may yet land. Pace com- 
paratively nwderate to date; nine 
i^mes last week for about $10,0(>0 
gross. 
"The Dove," Empire (4th week). 
One of the three Belasco \>ig 
money shows. Last week best 
since opening, extra Inatinee aid- 
ing, going to $21,000. 
"The Firebrand," Morosco (21st 
week). Takings Continue among 
best on list. Slight drop nol"ed, 
ns with most of other lone run 
hits. Nine tlme» last wcck for 
strong groins of $17:000. 
"The Grab Bag," (JloHc (IJd week). 
One week more, show going to 
Bofeton. Around $21,000 indicates 
Wynn aflraction^ could easily re- 
main iongei'. "The Toungesf 
will move in for "week or more 
March 16 as stop gap before "Tlic 
Llttlo Minister" arrlvos. 
"The Guardsman," Booth (2l9t 
week). Easing off last several 
weeks.- Last weok In nine per- 
formanos $1J,000, good for tlilf 
hou.'w. 
"The Harem," BtJacco (14lh we*k). 



holiday matinee approximated 
$20,600. 
"The Leva Song," Century (8th 
week). Another Shubert operetta 
gold mine. Remarkable receipts. 
Big lower floor at $5.50 piled up 
total of $42,000, or close to it. 
"The Night Hawk," BijoU (2d w^k). 
Opened Wednesday last week, 
arousing mixed opinions. Agenc1e.<? 
reported no call, With indicated 
pace moderate. One of several 
fihowa reported aimed to quick 
withdrawal 
"The Rat," Colonial. (4th week), 
Extra matinee and liberal cut- 
rating sent takings upward last 
week; estimated around $9,000. 
Claimed to better even break. 
"The Show-Off," Playhouse (57th 
week). Nine performances for 
Rosalie Stewart's comedy smash, 
which will surely complete second 
season here; $13,000 to $13,000. 
Bigger in Chicago because of 
larger capacity house there. 
"The Virgin of Bathulla," Ambas- 
sador (id week)r Final weel«. 
Opened Washington's birthday 
matinee, with much comment ad- 
verse. Biblietal aubjeot; aboui 
$6,000. "Candida" moves lierp 
from Eltlnge. 
"The Wild Duck," 4»th St. (2« 
week). Third attraction this sed- 
■son by Actors' Theatre won higl; 
praise; Ibsen revival opened Tues- 
dayc $8,000 for first aeven perr 
fovrnancea. ' 
"The Youngest," Gaiety (11th week). 
Another week here, moving to 
Qlobe. "Loggerheadfi," now in 
Oveanwich Villaga.< goes to Gaiety 
, "yonngest" played three matinees 
last week; got $10,000 or bit more 
"They Knew -What They Wanted." 
.Kiaw (ISth week). Extra holiday 
matinee accounted for gross go- 
ing -around $17,^00 la$t .><'eek. C|ne 
of plays under oiBoiaJ . discussion 
Capacity. , 
,fTopay< and Eva," ^axn H. Harrif: 
(11th week). In nine pertopm- 
.ances reached $20^000, best gross 
alhce , western, musical arrived 
.Meting soma- money here; should 
be great road show. 
"Two by Two," S^wyn (2d week). 
Final Week; attraction guaran- 
teed house two weeks. Bro^cU 
Pemberton's "The Marionett. 
. Man," now "Puppets," recently 
tried out under title of "The Knife 
in the Wall," next week. 
"What Price Glory," Plymouth (27th 
week). Arthur Hopkins' big ace 
comedy-drama should he present 
when summer rolls around. Lapt 
week $18,000. nine performances. 
^ "White Cargo," Comedy (70th week) 
After playing year at Daly's 63d 
St. following start In Village, 
loni: run drama finally moved to 
Broadway and may last out s^a^ 
son. Takings uptown «iuot>e(^ 
$7,000 to $8,000, with cut rates 
aiding, but ahow £lnd house al- 
ways snaking money. 
"Whit* Collar*," Cort (2d week) 
Ot>4tned Washington** birthday, 
with critical connnent fiivorable 
Pilce first week $8,000 to $9,000 
While pace la moderate buslncsr 
expected to steadily Improve. 
Outside and Little Theatrea 
"Loggerheads," now at Cherry 
Lauie, will move tb Broadway 
(Gaiety) March 16; "Tb* Way of the 
World" closed Saturday at Princess 
aft*r doln^ little; "Mandragola" 
succeeds Thursday (March 6); "E5x- 
lleis," NeighlMirhood ' Playhouse, not 
regarded aa Broadway candidate; 
•The Small Timers" And "Nocturne," 
Pujich and Judy; Patience," Green- 
wich Village; "Emperor Jones," 62d 
St.; "Michael Auclalre," IVovlnce- 
town Playhouse. 



New Play Opens in Boston 
Against Other Shows 
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'BACHELOR'S BRIDES" !u*»oft Musicians Seen but 
DCCCllDirc '"UrCTitt" ^®* Heard at Worcester 

KEOCnUNXO DCUUAIi Worceater, Ifaas., March 3. 

In connection with the p.esenta- 
tlon of "Richard lU," by the drama- 
tic society of Holy Crosa College la 
the Worcester theatre there was an 
Incident with the musicians' union 
that has created much comment in 
theatrical circles of Massachusetts. 

Permission was obtained tronx 
Walter Hazelhurat. buijinesa agent 
ot the union, for the use of two 
union fiiusldans in an orchestra 
composed of student*. Later they 
were told the two union men could 
not be put to work. The college 
musicians, when it came time for 
them to enter the orchestra pit, 
found that the regular union musl-, y 
clAns of the theatre were In their 
usual places. The college men then 
went into some of the left side 
.boxes. Driven from these by seat 
hoilders, they occupied seats in the 
first three front row.: on the left 
side of the main floor. Thft regular v 
theatre orchestra sat I^ the pit >i 
throughout the show, fulfllling the 
•letter oi its- contract with the hou^e. 

Union »tage hands worked with 
the production stall pf college men 
without any trouble. - . . . 



' . '^ Boston. March S. 

The premiere of the three-*ct 
comedy "Bachelor's Brides'.' at thjs 
Tremont last night shaped up well 
with every Indication of an ax- 
change of piracy charges between 
this show and "Begger on Horse- 
back." current at the- Wilbur. 

"Bachelor's Brides" la said to 
[h^ve. «.n Amejcican copyrIgt\t sl^ 
months ahead of "Beggar on Horse- 
back." The plot concerns an Bng- 
lish nobleman about to marry an 
American helresit when troubled 
loom up In the form pf t^ baby jef^ 
o.ipi tlif dodrstep and {^so In this 
form of a writ naming him as co»-. 
respondent in a divorce case. He 
■takes, an overdose of sleeping 
powdera and goes through a five^ 
episode drean\ ^aiitfisy after which 
everythlq^ .{itraightena .ItseU out. 

There was little publicity Kiven 
the comedy other than that the 
author. (^, Charles 'Horace Malcolip 
that it was staged by Lieut. Can. Q. 
T. Davis and Is produced by the 
Malday Producing Company. Felix 
IsnVan is reported as interested iu It- 

The piece .^s cast inexpensively 
^nth 12 people and plays In a single 
interior. Walter Klngsford as tlve 
butler and Oeoflfrey Kerr as thie 
male >ead ran away with the show. 

Its big hope Is the ^^s^ntially 
Elnglish comlsy and a feffr slightly 
risque but inoffensive moments. 

Whether going over or not It 
ought to be in great demand for 
stock for which it is ideally 
adapted. fMiitiV' 



,,., Coufttlnft ,9" itbi*vb^j8^fr, PW^H'. 1 ".e« ' J«,ure . of <BvgaBei»ent' ,re- 
j", f»»ntn«. ,well lata ^uniiaer. „ttelH i ■■ oord«d last week wli«n with exirb 



'SANCHO' $16,300 m FRISCO 

"Wfiite Collars" Picking Up— Duffy's 
Stock Tops $10,000 

San Francisco. March S. 
Estimates for Last Week 

Curran — Pauline Frederick in 
"The Lady." Second week of re- 
turn engagement failed to regain 
momentum of ftrsi run and Just slid 
over- $8,000. Pavlowa following for 
six days. Big advance sale. 

Wilkes (Formerly Columbia)— 
Kolb and Dill, in "Politics." Have 
evidently overstayed. Barely got 
$4,000, Irtcludlng a protty fair Wash- 
ington's birthday matinee. Tht.« 
popular pair, heretofore, have Al- 
ways been good for capacity run of 
tour weeks. 

New Columbia — Otis Skinner in 
"Sancho Panza." Opened to $2,650 
Washington's birthday. House 
scaled at $2.50 top will do $4,200 
Balance of week only $13,550. ThlR 
would pack the old Columbia, but 
meaps only about half a house in 
tho new home of K. .& E. showB. 
Grossed about $16,300 on week. 

Capitol— "While Collara" picked 
up $600 over average of past feK 
weelts, going to gro.«!s of $S,(>5D. 
Np.w expected to stay 20 weeks. Ad- 
vance sale best slnCe opening wopjc. 

Alcaxai^"So Th'is' Is London," 
JIe;iry pulty "permanent sto^k con^- 
pany. Second week of capaclt> 
business. With extra holiday matinee 
allowing them to slide over $16,000. 
^Is company tno-st poo^l^ or^n- 
Mzatloh housed here ^^(flffy ycari 



$14,000 in Balto and Lent 
For "Goose" Last Week 

* Baltimore, March 3. 

The Auditorium furnished the 
legit surprise. Lent usually alows up 
the trade in pasteboards. "The 
Goose Hangs High." however, hung 
high in the Howard street box oIBce. 
A sagacious maneuver on the part of 
Manager McLaugtilln advancing the 
usual mid-week matinee to Mon- 
day, catching the holiday trade that 
would not have turned out for Aah 
Wednesday, got the show ofC to a 
good start. Busioeaa held up to 
about $14,000. 

Ford's took on "St. Joan," and the 
management reports the result sat- 
isfactory. Monday and Tuesday 
were particularly good with busi- 
ness off around mid-week, and the 
fislsh gratifying. 

At the Lyceum "White Cargo" 
went Into its third week, and an- 
other, actress played the West Afri- 
can "aandwalker." A publicity 
windfall came Tuesday when the ex- 
Tondeleyo addressed a woman's 
club, stating that she left the cast 
because of her objection to certain 
bits of erotic business the manage- 
ment fluggested she add to her por- 
trayal of the tropic vaipp- The story 
was played up in headlines by the 
press and a favorable box ofljce re- 
action was anticipated^ So far. ft 
has not developed. The show about 
holds its own with takings around 
$6,500. 



RRST COLLEGIATE REVIVAL 

Columbia U. Repeating "Half Moon 
• Inn" — Originally Pr6dueed in "a 



The 1926 Columbia Varsity show, 
"Half Moon Inn," to be presented 
at the Waldorf-Astoria the week of 
March 8, la the first time a college 
musical play has attained the dig- 
nity of a "revival." This is the 
"second edition" of the ahow (which 
was originally produced by the 1928 
class. ' . ' . 

It is the work of Perry Ivins. now 
in ^'Dttfrent" at the Provlhcetown, 
New York, and Coi-ey H. Ford, now 
a professional humorist. 

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ORIENTAI BUT LITTLE 

Los Angeles, March 3. 
' Los Angeles has another Little 
Theatre, the "Sum-To![-Sho, " at 
1610 South Flgueroa street. The 
opener was "The Taming of the 
Shrew," staged b^ Wilamene 
Wilkes, the Marta Oatman f(t^ooI 
taking part. 

The thesure is A tkiy nflfair, done 
in red lacquer, Mack enamel and 
bamboo. Screens, tables of Jade 
and lights cleverly steaded by Chi* 
nese hata add Oriental atmos* 
phere, ' . 



LITTLE THEATRES 

The drama students of the Car- 
negle Institute of Technology, 
Pittal>urgh, presented "Anne Ped« 
eradotter," translated by John 
Mansfield from the Norwegian ot 
H. Wiers-Jenhsen. fn the theatre of 
the College of Fine Arts every e.re«( 
ain^ laat week. 



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Worcester, Masa., March 8. ' '•"* t®'™ '«*s« on the house, will 

3^e new theatre which has bec»i book road shows and pictures. 

provided at Clark tTnivei'sity wrta Charles McCllntock, ohead of 

dedicated by the (ilark University "Vanities" since the closing of "The 

Dramatic Society Feb. 28 with '*Mt. ticst People," Is scheduled for this 

,Puu >as5c«;:^y.'* .,;;'.,;,' ;;.; ;ii£etek', ;^ .p?iu^deiphia.' pt)b twn 

: .^'-tV.-K.''*?''*' Ic» '»iil ■•>."»"» <.*>" •••4 ! 



Julia Chandler, publicity on Doris 
Keane In "Starlight." 

Tommy Namack. back with 
•Natja." Knickerbocker. 

Morris Greet, publicity end baok 
with "Tangletoes," 38 th Street. 

bharles K. Blake, who was with 
the W. A. Brady office three yeftrs, 
is now with the Woods forces, hav- 
ing been assigned In advance of 
"High Stakes," succeedinir Garret 
Cupp. 

George Wotberspoon is now press 
representative for L. Lawrence 
Weber. 

A. J. Kennedy, publicity and ad- 
vertising man, who recently fin- 
ished a 13 months' engagement at 
the 'Melba Theatre, Dallas. Tex., 
has been assigned to take charge 
of the publicity and advertising of 
the new Akdar Theatre th.re. The 
theatre is part of the building con- 
structed to house the Akdar Tem- 
ple of the Shrine. The theatre seats 
?,000. 

Relchel, and Prothero. who have ti 



The first performance of "Orow« 
ing Pains," a conedy by Eric MiU% 
waa gtven at Columbia Unlvers^tT 
In Barl Hall under the ausplcei of 
the Wrltera Club. Ifeb. t. AiQty 
Steere and Bdward If archant w«r« 
in the laadluK rolaa. 

The play was directed by Kenyoil 
Nicolson. ► ' 



The Cellar Players, Hudson 
Guild, New York, will produe* 
"Salomy Jane." Bret Harte's story, 
Feb. 27, Feb. 20 and March 1 and 
Feb. 26 and Mardi 4. ' • i 'S 



Milton Parsona. a Juvenile 
Boston University College 
(Continued on pa«re 61) 



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baa replaced Norman Carroll bHck 
with the show, with Carroll back 
with the "Rat" at the Coloni^j^ 
New York. 

William Dolloff, back with "HeU'f 
Bells." 

Robert Edgar Long, publicity tot 
"Hell's Bells." 

Ann Grosvenor Ayrcs, publicity 
for "Mrs. Partridge Presents." 

Wally Sacke^t, ahead for the 
Roman Choir, which ended its 
American tour In California laat 
week, has returned to the World 
Amusement Company. 

Frank Wilcox, ahead of "Rain," 
playing one-nighters in the Middle 
West. 

Robert Newman has succeeded 
Arthur McHugh as apont for "Lady 
Be Good," current at the Liberty. 

McHugh is agcnting "The 
Four Flusher," being produced by 
Mack Hilliard. 

Tom itodgman, well known ad- 
vance agent, i.s to be ono of llu' flfeht 
Inspectors nt Los Angeles. Tlio jol' 
is newly created by the rci'tnil.v 
'In^tallcfd borinte commie.«ion.i '• ' 

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Wednesday, March 4, 1925 



LEGITIMATE 



VARIETY 



NEW PLAYS PRODUCED 
WITHIN WEEK ON BROADWAY 



THE WILD DUCK 

Presented hr th« Actnri' Theatre (Equity) 
Feb 24 at ihm 48th St. theatre; a revival 
nC U>« play by Uenrlk Ibsen; ataged by 
Dudley Dlggea and Clare Kamea; produc- 
tion dealcned by Jo Mlelslner. 

rettenen •^""'"'o ^J^^^ 

jenaen Francla Sadtler 

Old Bkdal Cecil Yapp 

ifa.. sorter P?"' Slndelar 

w\of Henry Carvill 

2^11 */. '............■.Charles Angelo 

. Xaapa'raon John Brewster 

Werle Moffatt Johaston 

Oracera Werle Tom Powera 

HJalmar Bkdal Warburton Uamb^e 

Qraberc Milton J. Bernd 

Qtna Blanche Yurka 

HedviC - Helen fhandler 

iteiiinc Thomas Chalmers 

llolvlk i'hlllP Le'Kh 



To those who think the name of 
■ Ibsen pieans highbrow, sordid, clin- 
ical analysis ot the subconscious, or 
some process i;emoved from the easy 
grasp of the jkverage heart and 
mind, this reporter begs the privi- 
lege of recommending the best, fin- 
est and most entertaining show in 
town— "The Wild Duck." 

It may not reach the box office 
grosses of the petty penny-snatch- 
ing works of Ibsen's latterday imi- 
tator, Eugene O'Neill; that is be- 
cause Ibsen, while he always wrote 
freely and fearlessly, never descend- 
ed to garbage-heap billingsgate and 
peep-show eroticisms. But it O'Neill 
Is an idol, Ibsen should be a god. 
lor idols are of sjiining brass and 
gods are of the texture of the 
ephemeral spirit. 

•The Wild Duck" was first pro- 
duced in America some 30 years 
ago by William A. Brady. It was 
revived In 1918 by Arthur Hopkins, 
starring Nazlmov.i, supported by 
Lionel Afwill. Naaimova chose to 
play the role of Hedvlg, the child 
and she did it as badly as only 
Nazlmova could portray an ingenu- 
ous. Innocent, unawakened Scandi- 
navian girl of 13. 

But here is "The Wild Duck" cast. 
directed and performed with loving. 
pious, understanding touch by ar- 
tists. If it is fitting that America 
should have an actors' theatre its 
apotheosis could be no effort more 
congruous than such an offering of 
such a play. 

Ibsen, in "The Wild Duck." dra- 
matized himself; and he did It as 
pitilessly as he had through his long 
literary life unveiled the foibles and 
the sycophancies of others. He had 
preached idealism, the abnegation 
of. the fleshly for the great and 
grand underlying and everlasting 
Intangible principles, ethics, spirit- 
ualities. In "The Wild Duck" he 
turned on himself, like the true 
philosopher always must at some 
time, crying "After all, what does it 
all bring us to? We are imperfect 
and so we must remain — and only 
for a few years may we remain, so 
let us live while we live." 

For sheer poignancy that pene- 
trates into the soul of one immersed 
In the illusions of a theatrical arti- 
ficiality, this masterpiece of the 
highest type of artistic construction 
is perhaps unmatchable In the library 
of the theatre's treasures. It was a 
mellow Ibsen, aiv old master, who 
chuckled as he wrote it, who knew 
his theatre as well as he knew his 
' Vorld; who had the developed 
kwordsmanship In satire that only 
three score and more years may 
|»erfect; who had much on his heart 
to say, and who knew so well how 
to say it. 

This opus, tortured and misrep- 
resented in its earlier presentations, 
was rescued from the dusty, musty 
garret of discarded "failures" by 
the Actors' Theatre, reverently re- 
stored, and laid before this City 
Without a Heart In a season most 
distinguished for pornographic mis- 
demeanors In llie theatre. How the 
public will react is not a question 
of the merit of the play, but of the 
discriminating response of New 
York, which should be heartily 
ashamed should It let a glorious 
revelation of art be neglected once 
again. 

I The direction of "The Wild Duck" 
Is something to build monuments 
to. Dudley Dlgges, who this sea- 
son has already to his credit a tri- 
umph of the pract'lcal as well as the 
theoretical In Shaw's "Candida." 
was associated with Clare Eames In 
this work. To one who has never 
missed an Ibsen premiere in 25 
faithful years of metropolitan the- 
atregolng, this appears to be the* 
high peak of Ibsen interpretation. 

The cast Is as laudable. Blanche 
Turka, essaying the logical "lead," 
Glna, the tired, mundane, everyday 
wife of the spouting photographer 
(the "Show-Oft" of Denmark), plays 
It as no part has been played in 
America since Pauline Lord In 
"Anna Chri.stle." that lurid counter- 
felt of Ib.senism. Miss Yurke has 
given some of the most memorable 
performances In the recent records 
of our stage, but none to compare 
with her OIna. not even the mother 
of Hamlet that she did with Barry- 
more. 

Tom Powers, for years a promis- 
ing young actor, redeems the prom- 
ise here as the Irrltatlngly smup 
Idealist who brings havoc and mis- 
ery on all sides through his mtilish 
worship 6f truth. Integrity and those 



other copybook virtues which are 
noble to write rhymes over, but are 
poor sustenance In this rocky, un- 
even and carnal existence. Cecil 
Yapp, as the broken old father, can- 
not* be treated In less than hyper- 
boles, for his portrayal is the es- 
sence of perfection from all view- 
points. 

But perhaps the greatest playing 
of all Is that which flows so hon- 
estly from the lips and eyes and 
limbs of little Helen Chandler, in- 
deed a wonder child, as Hervig. 
Here Is no hard and affecfed Naslm- 
ova; the girl doesn't play Hedvlg— 
she is Hedvlg. Warburton Gamble 
emphasises too stridently the irony 
in Gina's husband, making It at 
moments more buffoonery than 
irony. That is the only flaw that 
even a hypercritical foe might find 
in "The Wild Duck." 

It Is scarcely believable that this 
exquisite work so eloquently done 
can be passed by in a city of so 
many millions of people, all sorts of 
people. And, as a prophecy, this re- 
porter ventures a' substantial New 
York run for it. Lait 



HOUSES OF SAND 

Michael MIndlin (Houaea of Sand, Inr >, 
presenta thia three-act play In alx acenee 
by O. Marlon Burton: atarrd by Clifford 
Brooke. At the Hudson. New York. 

Krlc Ford Theodore Westman. Jr. 

SjchI- • Naoe Kando 

Mlaa Kano (Oolden Frasrance). 

VIvlenne Osborne 

Brace Demareat Bthelbert Hales 

Hal Schuyler Charlea A. BIckrord 

Arthur Demarest i Paul Kelly 

^umalo Georse Probert 

Alice Demareat Edith Shaynt- 

Jepaon Oeonri- Hpelvin 

Mra. Steele Gladys Hanson 

Dorothy Steele Blale Bartlett 



MIndlin, one half of "the two 
Mikes," who picked a winner in 
"The Last Warning," a mailer suc- 
cess of two seasons back, has not 
displayed the same astuteness In 
"Houses of Sand," his sole effort on 
behalf of the Houses of Sand Corp. 
The play Is so much piffle, allotted 
over a period of three acts and 'twice 
as many scenes. 

The lobby frames herald this as 
"a sequal to 'Madame Butterfly,' " 
and the program distinguishes it as 
a Move drama." 

Here the Oriental Is Golden Frag- 
rance, who first meets Arthur De- 
marest. Harvard undergraduate, at 
an All-Nations' bazaar, where she Is 
In charge of the Japanese booth. It's 
a case of love a^ first sight. Their 
racial differences are further adul- 
terated with complications which 
lead to the long suspected denoue- 
ment that young Demarest's inner 
call to the Japanese girl Is an 
hereditary heritage. The skeleton 
In the family closet is that the boy's 
mother was a native whom Demarest 
senior married during bis official 
stay In that country. 

A machinating mamma and her 
daughter, who she plans to marry 
off to the young and wealthy De- 
marest. are also Introduced, this 
paving the way for the rattling of 
the family skeleton. 

Of the cast, the scheming mother, 
despite her consistent lack of char- 
acter-sympathy, won the greatest 
attention. She is capably Imperson- 
ated by Gladys Hanson. VIvlenne 
Osborne, as the Nippon maid, was 
a lovely principal woman. Paul 
Kelly, opposite, as young Demarest. 
played with intelligence, although 
Theodore Westman, Jr., despite his 
obvious flare for light comedy roles, 
did not ring true as a fellow-class- 
mate of Demarest's. Ethelbert Hales, 
George Probert and EMith Shayne 
did well with character parts. 

"Houses of Sand" will not land 
for a run. 

As picture material It has possi- 
bilities for elaboration of its Oriental 
settings. The elder Demarest's ro- 
mance with the Japanese girl would 
probably make a fetching flash-back 
in the exposition of the theme. The 
All-Nation bazaar is another scene 
that suggests Itself likely for elab- 
oration. AbeU 



SKY HIGH 



■ The New York premiere of "Sky 
High" marks before a metropolitan 
audience Willie Howard's first ad- 
venture In going it alone. His 
brother Eugene, associated with him 
through his entire professional ca- 
reer heretofore, stood near the door, 
wearing the tuxedo of the "man- 
ager," while Willie, single handed, 
held the center of the stage and the 
bright effulgence of the spot as a 
star In the eccentric costumes of 
the oomsdian. 



Maalcal comedy preaented March 2 by the 
Meaara. Staubert in aaaoclatlon with Kusene 
Howard, at the Shubarl theatre; adapted 
by Harold Atteridita from the EnrUah book 
by Capt. Harry Graham, then known as 
"Wlilrled Into Happlneaa"; mualc by Rob- 
ert Stoli. Alfred Ooodman. Carlton Kelsey. 
Maurle Rubens; lyrlrj by Atterldne and 
Clifford Gr»-y: stased by Fred O. l^atham 
and Alexander Laitwlcb; dances by Sey- 
mour Felix. 

Principals: Willie Howard (starred). 
Shadow and McNeil. Dorothy McNulty, 
Joyce Barbour. Marcella Swanaon. Rroily 
Miles. Walter Johnaon, Roland Hogue, 
Dorothy Hathaway. Edward Douclaa. Ann 
Milburn, Thomas Whitely. Vannesal, James 
R. lilddv. Florenx Amea. Violet KngledeM. 
Stella Shlel, Betty Pecaa. 



It seems to presage a success for 
both the brothers, and it will be no 
novelty for Etigene to stand by and 
listen to Willie's applause; also to 
collect the stipend for both. Willie 
can now proceed to try out the 
proverb that he travels fastest who 
travels alone, and Eugene can put 
his tenor voice into mothballs, for 
in his new vocation he will need a 
deep basso prof undo; managers 
must not pipe up — they must 
squawk from the chest 

The Messrs. Shubert have done 
themselves proud in this offering. 
Rarely have they presented so tasty, 
fleet and Innocent a divertissement. 
The costuming Is refreshing, the 
scenery Is splendid, and the staging 
Is the breath of the whirlwind tem- 
pered by the zephyrs of youth and 
the soft breexes of beauty. It Is a 
show one may take adolescent chil- 
dren to, and the* children wlU love 
it; so will their parents and grand- 
parents. 

To Seymour Felix goes the main 
credit a« disbursed to the Shubert 
staff after an analysis of the show- 
ing. Never has this time-scarred 
reviewer seen girls work with the 
breathless pep, spirit and sklU that 
bound through "Sky High." And 
they are pretty youngsters, remark- 
ably drilled through endless new, 
fantastic and intricate formations, 
steps and maneuvers. 

Time and again the opening audi- 
ence cheered the ensembles. Willie, 
himself, shared the honors with the 
yet nameless girls, some of whsm 
will be in lights before long. There 
was the usual synthetic enthusiasm 
for the personnel of the main cast, 
but the recalls to the chorus and 
the minor principals working in the 
dance numbers were spontaneous, 
honest and Impersonal. And It ex- 
ceeded the appreciation of even that 
famed chorus In "Keep KooL" 

Of the Individual players. How- 
ard, of course, took the lion's share. 
Willie hasn't changed much through 
the years. He works about as he 
did in the early "Passing Shows" — 
with much the same material,, plus 
a few hot current gags, some of 
them snappers. Ann Mllbirm. as 
an Irish maid (neat), and Florenx 
Ames doing a broad old man roXe 
followed. If another Individual hit 
may be scored, it should go on the 
records for Dorothy McNulty, a 
little newcomer whose fluent acro- 
batic dancing tl«d up the show 
thrice. 

The rest of the cast was the usual 
supporting stuff, and hopss that 
Vannessi. the flaming former part- 
ner of a Miss Williams In vaude- 
ville, would ring the bell were not 
Justified at the opening. She was 
placed for a Gaby Deslys triumph, 
dressed and promoted to that same 
end. But someone (maybe she, her- 
self) Insisted that she act — and even 
sing. Miss Vannessi, as a specialty 
danseuse. Is charming, though lim- 
ited in range; as a vamp character 
portrayer she is Inaudible, uncon- 
vincing, despite her physical and 
facial beauty. 

The story Is less than nil and If 
royalties are being t>ald on It they 
should be charged to profit and loss. 
And the American adaptation Is 
nil — plus. There Isn't a laugh In 
the book except the quips Howard 
shoots and some grotesque business 
Interpolsted by or for Ames. Had 
"Sky High" a real comedy book It 
would be acclaimed today a sensa- 
tional success Instead of Just a good 
show and would run on Into the 
whiskered future. 

The situations are trite, stilted 
and obvious. All ths "compUoa- 
tlons" are cleared up In three- 
quarters of a minute at the end with 
no reason and no solution except 
that all the lovers agree to lore and 
all the character actors agres to 
take their noses out of the plot. 
People come in and go out for no 
cause known even to musical com- 
edy, and never for a moment Is 
there a thread of dramatic surprise, 
suspension, tension or sympathjr. 

That Willie Howard should not 
foresee his own possibilities In any 
role except that of a wise-cracker 
Is almost inconceivable for so bright 
and experienced a comedian. Ex- 
cept for one claptrap song, "Let It 
Rain," he hasn't one word of sin- 
cerity or semi-sincerity through It 
all; not a tear, not one whisper on 
the level, not a stab at that human 
touch of nature. 

Honrard Is funnjr enough. Every 
time he opens his lips a laugh must 
and does come. Much of his wit la 
Irrespective of the atmosphere or 
anything else. But It Is good side- 
walk stuff and he lets It go superla- 
tively well. He has had many shows 
In which he got far more volume of 
laughter, however. 

The music is nothing to throw 
handsprings about, though one or 
two Jingles are simple and bromldic 
enough to be remembered. As for 
the lyrics, except when Howard was 
singing, none was distinguishable, 
since Misses Milburn and Barbour 
and James R. Liddy, who carried 
the next three singing roles, all 
smother the words of their songs. 

A radio party in the second act 
was the planted spot for Howard's 
imitations, which finished with Can- 
tor and Joison and were heartily 
taken. A barber-shop scene in the 
third .ict was reminiscent of many 
that have gone before and not as 
good an some of them. 

But those clrls! Thtj an4 the 



personality and talents of the star 
sustain the entertainment lustily at 
all times and keep It vibrant and 
even thrilling. If their tempo and 
their zip can be kept as It was at 
the opening, "Sky High" will never 
lag or drag, despite Its many flaws. 
The show should easily run out 
the season at important money and 
stand up for two years on the road. 

Lait. 



ARIADNE 



Comedy in three acts by A. A. Mlln*. pro- 
duced Feb. 2S at the Garrick by the The- 
atre Guild. Directed by Philip Moeller with 
settlnca by Caroline Hancock. The fourth 
production o( the current aubacrlpllon sea- 
aon. 

Ariadne Winter Laura Hope Crewa 

John Winter I^ee Baker 

Mary Armlna Marahall 

Hector Chadwiok Orlando Daly 

Heater Chadwlck Catherine Proctor 

Janet Ingleby Frelda Ineacort 

Horace Meldrum Harry Meatayer 



A. A. Milne has been known here 
as a writer of light and fluffy com- 
edies, always of the polite variety 
and invariably amusing and deft. 
His books, too, bear much of that 
same quality. But It is not to be so 
with "Ariadne." It is neither good 
nor bad. For the moment it is not 
boresome/ but that Is largely due to 
Laura Hope Crews and not the 
djalog. obviously written in spots to 
ftroVoke a smile. 

The plot concerns Ariadne Win- 
ter, a whimsical, humorous wife, 
and her stolid husband, who Insists 
that she at least be civil to a rich 
client. Horace Meldrum. The wife, 
because she secretly resents her 
husband's Invitations to the man Ui 
their home, resolves to be very nice 
to Horace, whom she dislikes. When 
she finds Horace Is going to Lon- 
don on the same day with her. he 
leaves a note to her husband that 
she has run away. Soon after he 
reads the note she pops back, un- 
concerned and provocatively cool. 
By kidding the hubby through the 
second and third acts she gets him 
around to the point where be Isn't 
quite so stolid but more attentive 
about the house. And It ends where 
It began — In calm. 

The thing of worth is that Miss 
Crews Is once more given a glove- 
like role which she Randies with 
mastery. After seeing Grace George 
in "She Had to Know" and Miss 
Crews In "Ariadne," It Is apparent 
that the gents who have been, dur- 
ing the past seasons, hailing various 
comediennes as America's greatest, 
are merely silly. Miss Crews and 
Miss George need no hailing. 

The rest of the cast Is quite nice 
and capable, with Armlna Marshall 
shining brightly In a small servant 
role. For this probably much of the 
credit goes to Philip Moeller, di- 
rector of the Guild shows. This 
season he has been working with 
unflagging persistency on every 
production. The single setting Is a 
modest living room Interior by 
Carolyn Hancock and done with 
commendable fldelity. 

"Ariadne" cost little to produce 
and It won't cost much more to run. 
Considering that the Guild's next 
productico, "Caesar and Cleopatra" 
opens and dedleaten the New Guild 
House, there Is little doubt that 
the Guild will keep this one running 
in order to keep the Oarrick filled. 
For after "Caesar and Cleopatra" 
there will be but one more produc- 
tion, and that limited to subscrib- 
ers. 

In the Garrick and with Its small 
cast. "Ariadne" may All some time, 
but placed in Broadway competition 
and under normal running expenses. 
It appears unlikely as a strong show. 
Not that It Isn't fair enough amuse- 
ment, but It lacks that decisive 
punch which makes hits. Its pro- 
duction Is easily explained when 
one considers that for a subscrip- 
tion audience there must be pro- 
duced a wide variety of plays — and 
this Is the first of its type which the 
Guild has put on in some time. 

As a picture proposition "Ari- 
adne" doesn't qualify, for most of 
Its amusement lies In the dialog — 
and Laura Hope Crews. 8i$k. 



NIGHT HAWK 

Drama in three acta by Roland Oliver. 
Produced by Charlea Mulllsaa and Paul 
Trebltaeh. Stated by Arthur Hurley. Pre- 
aented at the BIJou, New Tork, Fab. 2S. 

Asaca Merrill Kathleen Lowry 

Dr. Perry Oolt Byron Beaaley 

Walter Colt Leonard Doyle 

Malala Buck Mary Newoomb 

Mra. Hayaa Kathleen Traeajr 

This Is a "gland opera" In three 
acts, dealing with the rejuvenation 
of a prostitute, yet the most human 
and harmless ot the "dirt show" 
series. i 

Malsle Buck, a burnt-out "ladv 
of the evening," has beseiged "Doc* 
Colt to use her as an experiment of 
rejuvenation. She has promieed 
that if he restores fieeting youth 
she will not ply her given profes- 
sion, but will go straight with the 
hopes of Interesting some one who 
will accompany her to the altar of 
matrimony. 

The experiment is a success and 
fate, queer prankster, makes the 
doctor's younger brother the Instru- 
ment by whlth she may be returned 
to respectability. The M. D. Is 
furious and can only see her as a 
scheming Ingrate. He has suggested 
that she snare some unsuspecting 
male, but when he finds hUi brother 
Is Involved, upbraids the former 
proslltute, tells his brother the facts 



In the case, sending him out of the 
picture disgusted, and the girl back 
to her brother In Kansas when the 
curtain falls. 

The play is not cut from the cloth 
of those with lasting qualities, but 
may fool everybody and stay In for 
muclr longer than expected. The re- 
juvenation angle cannot miss with 
Broadway's femlna, and the lon- 
gevity of the piece will rely solely 
upon feminine support 

Regardless of what the play majr 
achieve, Mary Newcomb has regis- 
tered as Malsle Buck as forcibly as 
Jeanne Eagels registered as Sadls 
Thompson In "Rain." Her perform- 
ance Is convincing from the outset 
and gives her excellent scope to dis- 
play her power as an emotional 
actress. Her delineation Is a gem 
of acting and if "Night Hawk" 
should go by the boards one will 
not forget her remarkable delinea- 
tion of the prostitute who, at the 
end of the rope, has begged for re- 
generation and made good her 
promise to disavow her nefarious 
trade In quest of happiness. 

Byron Beasley gives a remarkable- 
portrayal of Dr. Colt, who performs 
the glandular operation that restores 
youth to Malsle. Leonard Doyle Is 
convincing as the younger Colt who 
Is enamored of Malsle, while Kath- 
leen Lowry does splendid as the 
nurse assistant who has been wor- 
shiping the "Doe" at a distance. 

From all angles "The Night 
Hawk" holds one of the best bal- 
anced casts In town and If It were 
within the province of good acting 
the piece would undoubtedly be In 
for a run. As It stands, its longevity 
is problematlcaL Sailing In on ths 
tall end of • enisade against so« 
called "dirt shows," this piece la 
the least offensive. It's theme may 
be questionable, but never once does 
the dialogue achieve heights that 
could list It as tenderloin drama. 
Its picture value will suffer through 
Its theme being somewhat similar 
to that of Gertrude Atherton's 
"Black Oxen," which nar rsnder It 
valueless, but as a thsatrloal pro- 
duction It has certain saving graces 
such as suspens* that may get It 
over. 

It looks as though this piece could 
be forced in a larger capacity the- 
atre with liberal Lsblanging. But 
as a legltlmtas box office buy. It 
hasn't got • ohanos. JSdha. 



OUT OF TOWN 



THE STOLEN LADY 

Oakland, Cal.. Teh. 23. 

"The Stolen Lady," one of several 
plays for which Crane Wilbur hopes 
to get a Broadway audition next 
season, was given Its premier at 
the Fulton theatre. The play has 
all the elements of popular success, 
dealing with motion picture stars, 
Mexican bandits, melodrama and 
farce, but these slements, at tha 
present writing, are in need of con- 
siderable doing. 

As it stands "The Stolen Lady" 
Is good entertainment but It has 
possibilities of being much mors 
when Wilbur weeds out some of 
the creaking hokum. He evi- 
dently set out to write a melo- 
dramatic comedy but It developed 
into a sort of hybrid, being some- 
thing of fares comedy and some- 
thing of old fashioned melodrama, 
with firing squads on the heels ot 
boudoir pcenes and ral*tlesnakes 
crowding uopn radios. 

The story lias to do with the love 
of an educated Mexican bandit for 
a picture star of French origin and 
International fame. A woman hater, 
he adopts rather crude methods, 
abducts the star and her party and 
hikes them ofl^ to his mountain cave. 

On the face of it the plot does not 
seem to reek with originality but 
Wilbur has achieved the heights of 
originality In his treatteent. He has 
Incorporated a series of new ideas 
In dramaturgy, all of which are ef- 
fective, but he has also relied 
heavily on ths time-worn hokum of 
a dialectic onTer, even stooping ts 
the expediency of putting a musical 
comedy caricature or two In th« 
line-up. 

The play, as a whols, entertained 
the flrst-nlghters. It has much of 
the appeal ot "Ths Bad Man" and 
with Miss Caubst playing th« 
actress it should be a bit • 

Miss Caubet is a French girl who 
has not yet mastered the Intricacies 
of American pronunciation. The re- 
sult is her dialect is perfect and far 
overbalances what lack of dramatic 
technique she may have. Added to 
that she has charm and appeal and 
an excellent wardrobe, which makes 
her a rather eye-filling morsel. 

In the local presentation Wilbur 
essayed the role of the Mexican bad 
man and gave a splendid account of 
himself. The balance of the com- 
pany was acceptable but In no par- 
ticular outstanding. 

"The Stolen Lady" Is the first of -^ 
four or five plays Wilbur will trjr 
during his season at the Fulton. 
Next week he plays "The Fool." 
following It with a new one of his 
own "Sea Horn." Other original 
pinys are "Easy Tsrms" ahd "The 
Cinema Crime." Moang*. 



VARIETY 



LEGITIMATE 



Wednesday, March 4, 1925 



1 



INSIDE STUFF ON LEGIT 

(Continued from page 17.) 

■tory. '• the tipster Ruaranteelng that with the publisher turning over 
the financial page, he (the tipster) wlU run up the Quotations on a certain 
curb-listed atock to the point where the publisher can profltably unload 
the very large block of this stock he Is now holding at a very large 
toss. 



"White Cargo," playing In the south, has had a tempestuous existence, 
In that territory. Local censoring started almost from the outset and 
probably through the octoroon character In the piece, in Florida it was 
stopped at one point after a private performance and permitted at 
another, whila tike same private performances with different opinions 
by local authorlt'es have been encountered throughout Texas, wlmre the 
ataow is at present. 

"Sally, Irene and Mary," playing a repeat at the Walnut .Street, is 
piling up a remarkable record for Philly. The attraction will be moved to 
the Shubert after ^wo weeks. Its present engagement at the Walnut 
la for three weeks. The attraction's repeat strength has been demon- 
strated In other stands. It has played Atlantic City three times. LASt 
season the three-title musical ran 14 weeks at the Lyric, and was then 
moTsd to the Forrest, where it was expected to die out. Instead, it 
grossed $47,000 at the latter house In the three weeks prior to Chrlst- 



An actor In a recently opened Broadway drama Is alleged to have 
reported intoxicated one night last week. He repeated lines and called 
other players out of their character names. The company manager handed 
the otTender notice, but the producer, new on Broadway, recalled it. The 
matter was not reported to Bquity. 



Doris Fatston, the beautiful English ingenue in "Louie the 14th," has 
been on this side since October, under contnust to Flo Ziegfeld. The 
show was originally slated for the falL Miss Patston has received salary 
slooa arrival, though not appearing. When the production was delayed 
Zieggy decided to save the E^nglisb girl for it. 

• 

Persons seeing "Artists and Models," now at the Casino, say it is the 
cleanest of the curnmt revues, aithou^ not so rated when It opened. 
When there is undressing bits the lights are turned down. It Is possible 
the Sbuberta did not care to become mixed up wUh the dirt show 
controversy. In the opinion of one showman the raw spots of "Artists 
and Models" are In the lobby in the form of "art poses." 



LEAD'S POPULARirr 
aOSES ALHAMBRA CO. 



Patroh% Petition Loew Inter- 
ests for Popular Player's 
Reinstatement 



Showmen seeing "The Dove" have commented upon the heavy pro- 
duction, which has four distinct sets, each one of fairly solid material. 
The first is a cabaret interior and massive In the extreme. The second 
Is a gambling house interior with much apparatus used, while the 
third is the garden of tho cabaret, another heavy set calling for many 
props. The fourth set Is the exterior of a peasant's home in Mexico 
with a side of the house showing, a back wall and much other stuff. 

In Tiew of the great amount used at present. It is interesting that 
nearly as much other scenery was discarded before the New York 
opening. The shifts here are made in about seven minutes each. 



Those on the Inside of the romance that seems to be budding between 
a woman star of the stage and a mild-mannered leading man df an- 
other Broadway show are awaiting the time when the managerial genius 
who Is directing the woman to again take a hand in the matter and 
shake things np a bit. Some time ago when this romance seemed to be 
budding the manager la said to have successfully blocked it, but seem- 
ingly the woman's luve would not be denied, for she has since revived 
the affair. At a huge party given at the leading man'a apartment 
recently she was yery much In evidence and publicly broadcast the 
fact that she was going to do as she i^eased In regard to her own 
affairs of the heart, regardless of what her manager thought. 



Though of no particular concern, the story In Variety of Jan. 7, last, 
mentioning the seven American girls dismissed from the Moulin Rouge 
Revue in Paris as Gertrude HofCman girls was in error as far as the 
Gertrude Hoffman name connection. The seven dismissed young women 
were Americans, but show girls, whereas the Hoffman girS are all 
dancera They were Imported apart from the Hoffman group. 



A combination dance, dine and theatre establishment with a limited 
capacity of IBO members Is the plan of a leading lady of the speaking 
stage. She has secured the financial backing of a number of Influential 
New Torkers who. In addition have subscribed to membership. It is 
proposed that In the theatre the masterpieces of the old playwrights will 
be, presented, plays that In this present day would even be considered 
too strong flara for the theatrical public of New York. The offerings 
will not tend to the risque, but to the raw. The location of the "home 
theatre," as the innovation may be termed, will be in the upper Fifties 
somewhere near Park avenue. 



The Alhambra Players at Loew's 
Alhambra. Brooklyn, closed Satur- 
day. The closing was abrupt with 
the players receiving their notice 
on the Monday previous when re- 
porting for the performance of "In 
the Next Room," which was the 
closing bllL The players were 
greatly surprised at the sudden de- 
cision of the Loew interests to close 
the stock, which had been presum- 
ably playing to good business. The 
future policy of the house is unde- 
termined, although it Is possible 
straight pictures will be the attrac- 
tion. 

An Inside op the abrupt closing 
has It that a neighborhood boycott 
accomplished the demise of stock 
productions In this section. The 
trouble Is said to have been pre- 
cipitated when the Loew Interests 
gave Kenneth Daigneau, who had 
been playing leads, his closing no- 
tice. Unknown to the management, 
Dlagneau had fraternlxed with the 
neighborhood folk In a manner to 
readily brand him a regular fellow, 
and when It was learned that he 
had received his notice a petition 
was circulated by a group of ad- 
mirers petitioning the Loew office 
for Dalgneau's retention, and said 
petition with several thousand pa- 
trons' signatures was subsequently 
forwarded to the Loew office. 
Loew's local representative staved 
off Immediate action by hinting that 
Franl» Harrington, Juvenile and also 
exceptionally popular, had been de- 
cided upon as Diagneau's successor 
This partially appeased the sub- 
scribers, but when Robert Keith 
came in Instead most agreed that 
he was an acceptable actor, but 
they resented the Idea of the Loew 
office Ignoring their petition and can- 
cellations of Bub.scriptlons began 
and continued- to such an extent 
that the Loew office finally figured 
that the stock was not profitable. 

The Loew Interest Issued a state- 
ment In justification of the abrupt 
closing, claiming that the neigh- 
borhood folk had not supported the 
stock. 

Ann Brnnough and Harold Ken- 
nedy will be transferred to Loew's 
Seventh Avenue stock. New York, 
both having held long-term con- 
tracts with the Loew stock Inter- 
ests. 

The stock venture at the Al- 
hambra was In Its fourth season, 
and from all accounts successful un- 
til tho controversy over the dismis- 
sal of Dlagneau. A report has It 
that after Daigneau bad left the 
company he had been Invited to re- 
turn, but turned the offer down. 



FRENCH STOCK 
PULLS IN MAINE 



Only Company in U. S. 
Doing Good Business ' 



Probably the only permanent 
French stock company in America 
Is the Andre Roman outfit at the 
PriscUla,- Lewiston, Me. They 
opened Feb. 12 and are due for at 
least 12 weeks at the house. 

The weekly change of bill has 
drawn consistently good business 
thus far, the Ftench speaking popu- 
laUon In Lewiston toUllng 18,000. 

Andre Roman, the director, re- 
cruited the players In Montreal, the 
company including J. V. Page, Jean 
Parys, Viator DeMax, Henri Dau- 
vllliers, Marcek Leguet, Jane Dal- 
bieu. Eve Bussy, Yvette Darbelle, 
Lucy Arlette and Jean Marise, 
Most are from the Chantoclerc 
theatre, Montreal. Arthur B. 
Landry is resident manager at the 
PriscUla. 

During 1923-24, the Henri Mlral 
Players, also a French stock, played 
73 weeks at this house and closed 
only when Industrial conditions be- 
came depressed last spring. The 
house is in the heart of the French 
district anu has played pictures 
and American stock, both with 
meagre success. 



The writer cf a revue, which failed to reach Broadway, was asked how 
he kept up with the material, the r-estloner perceiving where much 
of the "book" was derived. The answer was: "It's great, it's fine, I know 
it's good. That's how I keep up with my comedy bits." 

George Tyler's producUon of "Spindrift," due at SUmford, Conn., this 
week sometime and to open at the Park, Boston, next Monday, is said 
to have been A. E. Thomas' adaptation of the Dumas story. "Demi- 
Monde." It has had two different versions played over here In the 
past, one starred in by Lily Langtry many years ago as "The Crust of 
Society." John B. Stetson put on the other under the title of "The 
Fringe of Society." 



STOCKS 

(Continued from page 17.) 
been posted by the Mintum Stock 
at the Temple. Hammond. Ind. The 
company will continue on a week 
to week basis. 

"Seaborn." a new drama by Crane 
Wilbur. wlU be given a stock trial 
at the Pulton, Oakland, Cal.. March 
8. Wilbur Is appearing with the 
stock. 



Alhambra's New Stock 

Loew's Alhambra. Brooklyn, which 
went dark last Sunday night, will 
reopen next Monday night under 
new management and with a new 
stock company Installed. 

The theatre has been taken over 
on a. 10- week lease at a reported 
rental of $700 weekly by Richard 
La Salle, one of the members of th«» 
former stock, said to be financed 
by neighborhood capital. 

Stock has been floated among the 
business people of the district and 
others, and Is said to have brought 
better returns than was anticipated. 

The new company will be headed 
by Charles Wilson and lone Ma- 
graine. both local favorites through 
having appeared In stock at the 
house prior to its being, taken over 
by Loew. "The Masked Woman" 
will be the opening biU. 



i)IRT SHOW" PUBUOTY 
WINDFALL FOR STOCKS 



Naughty Farces in Great De- 
mand in Sticks — Gat- 
ing Money, Too 



The "dirt show" agitation preva« 
lent in New York has blown up a 
harvest wind for risque stock pieces 
throughout the country the pro- 
ducers figuring that the publicity 
given the tenderloin dramas in New 
York and absorbed by localities have 
whetted an appetite for naughty 
plays In the sticks districts. 

Since the New York crusade be- 
gan play brokers are receiving calls 
for bedroom farces with, greater 
profusion than ever before and de- 
spite the fact that most of them 
have already been done in most 
communities producers are Willing 
to repeat in order to cash in on the 
wave of sensationalism. 

Most out of town dallies have 
heen picking up the New York stuff 
regarding District Attorney Ban- 
ton's crusnde against a number of 
plays on Broadway's current list 
and this has prompted the bucolio 
stock promoter to go in for naughti- 
ness with a vengeance. Thus far 
his Judgment has been perfect from 
a box ofiTce standpoint. 



STOCK PLAY BROKERS 
REPORT RECORD YEAR 



Dearth of Late Broadway 

Shows Surprising — Farce 

and Meiler Favorites 



Free Busses for Patrons 
By way of alluring cash custom- 
era to the Gloucester. Mass., stock 
shows, the Gloucester Players are 
featuring "busses to all points after 
the performance." 



HOUSTON 8T0CT. MAY CLOSE 

Houston. Tex.. March S. 

The management of the Palace 
Stock Company Is keeping a local 
secret of the tact that the compcmy 
closes after this week's presenta- 
tion of "The Last Warning," hoping 
that the attendance will pick np. 
News of the closing has gotten 
about, despite the fact that none 
of the dallies carried a line per- 
taining thereto. 

It has been announced seml-of- 
ficially that the company may at- 
tempt to carry on from week to 
week after "The Last Warning." if 
business so warrants. 



WITHDBAW8 CLOSIKO NOTICE 
Houston, Tex., March S. 

The management of the Palace 
Stock Company has withdrawn Its 
notice of closing and has substi- 
tuted an announcement that the 
company will continue Indefinitely 
at this theatre. 

Numerous patrons pledged their 
I co-operation. 



Strange to relate there has not 
been a deluge of late Broadway 
shows for stock. Yet, in spite of 
all this, some of the main play 
brokers report the biggest year In 
releases since the war with the re- 
maining months of the present sea- 
son expected to add greatly to the 
returns. 

The success of stock as a whole 
is attributed to a dearth of travel- 
ing shows. Inexpensive bills has 
also been a potent factor in ea- 
tabllshing the resident companies. 

Among the pieces that have been 
extreme favorites with the stocks 
are "Just Married," "The Bat," "Cat 
and the Canary" and "So This Is 
London." 

The holdup of stock releases on 
the Broadway bow outs Is said to 
be accounted for by producers hold- 
ing off disposition of stock rights 
until they have dleposec: of picture 
rights and gauging the required 
advance royalty by the figure re- 
ceived for the picture righta 



MONTAUK STOCK ENDING ; 

Ran for IS Weeks in Brooklyiv-t 
Future Poiiey Undeerded 



The Montauk Players at the Mon- 
Uuk. Brooklyn, N. Y, will wind up 
with the future policy 4>t the house 
indefinite. It may again be used 
as a break-in house for legit at- 
tractions. 

The stock was operated by W. W. 
Wright. He previously operated a 
stock at the Lyceum, Pittsburgh, 
and is reported to have dropped a 
neat sum In both ventures. 

The Brooklyn company lasted 16 
weeks, but with few winning ones. 
An attempt to force the stock 
across was made through wide dis- 
tribution of two-for-ones. They 
brought a volume of business but 
small grosses. 



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VARIETY 



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RADIO COSTS 
SAN CARLO 

$1100 



Broadcasting of ''Aida*' 

Brings Half Capacity — 

Request Refunds . 



. Lioa Angelea, March 3. 

The broadcasting of "Alda" 'lere 
Goat the San Carlo Opera Company 
at least $1,100. These figures are 
based on the intake the opera 
troupe enjoyed during its sojourn in 
this city last year. 

George L. Smith, manager of th>i 
Philharwionle Auditorium, stated 
that tb« nixht of the broadcasting 
the house was less than half filled, 
with business dropping off $1,300 
from that of the previous night. An- 
other angle to the situation Is that 
seat holders went to tiie box office 
for a refund upon learning the 
opera would be broadcast the fol- 
lowing night. This was done until 
the house became wise to the rea- 
son for the refund request and re- 
fused not only the refunds, but re- 
jected exchange requests for future 
performances to some 500 people. 

Despite that station KFI, for 15 
minutes every night, attempted 
propaganda for tn advance sale In 
favor of the singers, business for 
the balance of the week only held 
up to about the same proportion as 
for comparative nights of last year. 
The radio people attempted to get 
another full pp«ra for this week, 
but Smith informed them tha. this 
could only be gained by guarantee- 
ing the house against a decrease In 
business as was ■'.one last year. The 
radio concern turned down the stip- 
ulation. 

It Is said here that the opera com- 
pany is convinced that radio ia its^ 
worst enemy, and will not resort 
to ita use for futur« publicity. 



Opera Singers Enlisted 
For Cemetery's Dedication 

Los Angeles, March S. 

Grand opera singers officiating as 
entertaioera at the dedication of a 
cemetery is the latest exploitation 
stunt to be pulled in this vicinity. 
Sunday afternoon Alice Oentle. 
prima donna; Onofrl, tenor: De 
Mette, contralto; Basiola, baritone; 
Maude BUiott and Joseph Diskay, 
all members of the San Carlo 
Opera company, were the providers 
«t entertainment at Valhalla 
oemetery^ located about IS miles 
firom the 'center of the city. It was 
a free concert. All of the section 
holders and the general public were 
Invited as guests. 

An announcement carried In the 
dally papers stated that all of the 
sections in the cemetery had been 
sold and that nothing would be 
offered for sale. 

The purpose of this form of dedi- 
cation was to pay .tribute according 
to the announcement to those who 
had faith in the venture at a time 
efforts were made to have the Cor- 
poration Commission cancel the 
charter for the project. 

It was said that $2,500 was paid 
for the talent who appeared. 



bis Radio Song Recital 
Results in His Arrest 

Washington, March 3. 

Mario Capelll, an opera tenor, 
sang here at the President's church, 
the First Congregational, on a Sun- 
day. The following Tuesday he 
sang over WCAP, the local Isroad- 
casting station of the American 
Telephone & Telegraph Company 
When he completed this last 
Washington appearance he was 
"grabbed" by the police and placed 
in a cell. The arrest wa.s made by 
detertis'es upon a receipt of a tele- 
gram from the Rochester police 
saying thai they held a warrant for 
Capclli o!i a charge of non-support. 

Capelli expressed his willingness 
to return to llochestcr. according 
to tlie police, but would give no ex- 
plannticn of the charge against him. 



Portia Mansfield Dancers, con- 
■ilsling of 12 solo and ensemble 
dancers, are playing dance con- 
certs tlirtjiigh Oregon, 



PROVIDENCE "OFF' 



Providence, March S. 

Providence is not so good as 
a "class" concert town. Only 
three given this season at local 
halls and theatres have pro- 
duced real profits, the others 
all having been flops or near- 
ly so, 

Roxy's radio concerts Sun- 
day evenings, as well aa the 
general depression in the tex- 
tile Industry, are blamed. 



MET. SEASON'S END 

The business of the Metropolitan 
Opera Co. so far this season is un- 
derstood to be ahead of this time 
last year. 

The last operatic performance of 
the New York season will be held 
April 18. Most of the company will 
start for Atlanta where a week's 
engagement will be played, with a 
week and a half to follow in Cleve- 
land. After Cleveland May 6 (last 
show there), the company goes to 
Rochester for two performances, 
when the Met organization will dis- 
band. 

Stravinsky's operatic ballet, "Pe- 
trushka," staged by Adolph Bolm 
and conducted by Maestro Serafln. 
will be revived at the Metropolitan 
March 13. 

In the presentment will appear 
Rosina Galll, Adolph Bolm, Giu- 
seppe BonHglio. Ottokar, Bartlk, 
Armando Agnlni, Florence Rudolph 
and Rita De Leporte. 



INSULL SLIPS AWAY 



'Inside" on Chi Opera's Squabbles 
Reveals Factional Fight 



Samuel InsuU slipped away quiet- 
ly from New York Saturday on the 
"Leviathan," but even with the Chi- 
cago Opera uproar still unsettled, 
he has not been ouifted from the 
post of director and will continue 
through next year. 

Mary Garden has resigned. Jo- 
seph Swartz and Toti dal Monte 
will also be in the lineup of prin- 
cipals while it is understood that 
Chaliapln will be taken on Cor sev- 
eral performances. 

The authentic "inside" on the 
company's squabbles throughout the 
year is a factional fight between 
Pollaco, the conductor, who has 
sided with his wife in feeling against 
Mary MeCormlck. another meml)er 
of the company. Edith Mason is 
Potlaco'a wife and aeveral seasons 
ago highly tofited, but lately she has 
not been used aa the company's 
principal soprano, with the result 
that ill feeling has arisen. Pollaco 
is the chief conductor of the troupe. 



NET'S 2 DEBUT OPERAS 
Wm BE DISCARDED 



Proved Musically Disappoint- 
ing— Jeritza Helped 
One 



"Giovanni Gallurese" and "Je- 
nufa," the two debut operas of the 
current Metropolitan season, will 
not be held in the permanent reper- 
toire of the company, it ia said, 
both having pro\'ed disappointing 
musically. Each have been given 
several performances this season, 
the latter drawing because of 
Jeritza in the cast, and it is prob- 
able they will have to be given 
additional performances to fulfill 
the contracts issued the composers, 
but the "out" Is an understood 
thing in music circles. • 

This marks some time since the 
Met has tried out a new work of 
a living composer and found it 
suitable for use season after season. 



Ainsworth's 2d Arrest 



Los Angeles, March 3. 

Phil Ainsworth, former husband 
of Barbara La Marr, picture star, 
was arrested by the local pollc on 
a charge of forgery Feb. 12. and is 
being held in the county Jail pend- 
ing investigation of parole officers 
of a charge he violated his parole 
from San Quentln penitentiary. 

Ainsworth was released from San 
Quentln last November. Should the 
forgery charge be proven he will be 
taken back there to complete an 
original sentence, and upon his re- 
lease, tried on the new forgery 
charge. 

UGHT OPEEAS SOUTH 

Contracts have been signed for a 
summer season of light operas In 
Atlanta, with prominent Broadway 
stars playing special engagements. 
The opening is set for June 15, 
auspices of the Municipal Opera 
Association, and is expected to last 
six weeks. 



MET. CO. IN ROCHESTER 

Rochester. N. Y., has been added 
to the Itinerary of the Metropolitan 
Opera Company when it goes on 
tour this spring. The company now 
has six weeks to go at the Met. 

In Rochester the trujpe will sin^ 
two performances at the Eastman 
on a guarantee. Atlanta will be 
visited for two days, and then Cleve- 
land, where the company will play 
in the Civic Auditorium. From 
there the two day stand at Atlanta 
will come and then the company 
closes f(ir the season. 



Henri Kwapiseewski sailed for 
New Yoik laKt week on liie Aqul- 
tania to fulfil a three months' en- 
gagement with his Polish National 
orohesti^ of 4.') musicians. 

They will wear their mitional cos- 
tumes of 150 years a'rio. 



THOMAS' DEBUT 



Tenor Opens With Washington 
Opera Company 



Washington, March 3. 
'John Charles Thomas is making 
his operatic del}ut tonight (Tues' 
day) at the new Auditorium with 
the Washington Opera Company 
He is binging in "Aida" with an 
all-Amcrlcan cast. 

Edouard Albion, director of the 
Washington company, also is an- 
nouncing that tonight's perform- 
ance marks the debut of Hunter 
Kimball, whom Albion has styled ar 
a "find,*' who, after spending years 
in study In Europe, failed to make 
the operatic "grade" over there "be- 
cause he had no funds to buy his 
way' Albion is predicting that to- 
night's performance will bring the 
musical critics to younf Hunter's 
feet. 

Variety will carry a review of 
"Aida" next week. 



O'MORE AND ALIMONY 



Colin O'More, the concert tenor, 
in private life James Herrod Horn- 
berger, has petitioned the New York 
Supreme Court for a reduction of 
his alimony payments to his wife 
from $50 weekly to |35. 

Mrs. Madelyn H. Hornberger was 
awarded a divorce decree and $50 
a week, but O'More states that de- 
spite his $10,000 annual contract for 
Aeoliah phonograph recordings and 
other Income from the San Carlo 
Opera Co., he is financially unable 
to meet the payment regularly. One 
contention is that he expended 
$13,000 for advertising In one year 

Justice Bijur has appointed Kd- 
ward L. Whlttaker as official 
referee to decide on O'More claim. 
I. Schmal of Nathan "Vldaver's of- 
fice, is representing Mrs. Horn- 
berger. 



Orphans Start Across 
Country on Concert Tour 

Seattle. March 8. 

"Daddy" Draper and 23 orphans 
with musical ability from the Des 
Moines Orphans' Home, near here, 
are on their way to Florida, trav- 
eling in a motor truck caravan 
The party is to give concerts along 
the route. 

They will first go to Washing- 
ton, D. C and then to Florida. 
After that they expect to be in 
position to cross the Atlantic, tour 
Buroi>e, and finally make the trip 
around the world back to this city. 

Draper and his talented musi- 
cians hav J been heard often in 
street concerts in Seattle. 



Met Bosmess Of f 



Business at the Metropolitan has 
been slightly off recently and the 
orchestra has failed to go clean 
night after night as formerly. This 
in spite of the heavy subscription 
sale. The popular priced perform- 
ances, on the contrary, are sellouts 
from top to bottom^ 

Many managers of concert and 
operatic stars believe that the 
cheapening of the casts this year 
has made the $7.70 top seem al! the 
higher. 



ERNEST NEWMAN LEAVING 

Ernest Newman, the famous mu- 
sic critic and who has been the 
guest critic of the New York "Eve- 
ning Post," this past winter, 8ail.« 
for his home town, London, early 
in March, leaving the "Post" with- 
out a regular music critic. Newman 
has been featured all winter by 
that sheet and his authoritative 
criticism of the Metropolitan opera 
and the various New York orches- 
tras has caused some little con- 
sternation in music circles. 

The ■ . ost's" music critic former- 
ly was Henry T. Finck. who re- 
signed after 43 years, and the chair 
Is as yet unoccupied regularly. 



HALLIE STILES' TITLE ROLE 

Syracuse, N. Y., March 8. 

Hallie Stiles, local diva, will 
create, the title role in a new opera. 
"La Belle d'Hageneau," by M. 
Fourot, March 20, at the Trianon 
I.yriqup, Paris, according to word 
received by her family here this 
week. 

Miss StilcH made her operatic 
debut thla season In Deauville. 
France. She has b)en signed fur 
the Opera Comlque next season. 



Police Band Concert 
Sunday Grosses $30,000 

The police band concert Sunday 
night * netted considerably, about 
330,000. But few tickets were sold at 
the Century Sunday night. A 
312. SO top prevailed downstairs and 
32S for box seats. Public support, 
according to Commissioner Richard 
K. Enright, was surprising, and he 
figures that the tour of the band 
will further good -will between other 
cities and New York. 

P'ortune Gallo is handling the 
bands tour and ha; a mtnth's route 
laid out. Frank Kintslng will bfy 
l>ack with the t>and, while Harry' 
Guernsey, formerly with Walter 
Hampden, will - handle publicity In 
advance. The band itself Is com- 
p sed of 75, led by Captain Paul 
Hennenl)erg. 



Concert Singer's Soft 

Nbtes Rile Husband 

Atlanta. March 3. 

Too much soft singing. Inter- 
spersed with graceful thrusts of th^ 
family butcher knife, have been as- 
signed here in a suit for divorce 
nied in Fulton Superior Court by 
Lynwood Calvert against Mrs. 
Jessie Calvert, local concert singer 
and frequent added attraction at 
Atlanta picture houses. 

Calvert averred he and his 
musical mate separated soon after 
their marriage In 1920 because she 
insisted on practicing when he 
wished to be qul^t. He said they 
separated but were re-unlted only 
to have the romance go smash sev- 
eral weeks ago when he told her 
ho was fed upon the vocal stuff and 
she retaliated with the butcher 
knife. 



"Yei Yen" in Monte Carlo 

San Francisco, March S. 

"Yei Yen Fah," an opera based 
on the libretto by Templeton 
Crocker, local millionaire composer, 
has been given a production In 
Monte Carlo. 

The music is by Joseph D. Read- 
ing, of the Bohemian Club, noted 
as the composer of "Natoma." 

One of the sponsors of "Yel Ten 
Fah" ia W. H. ("Doc") Leahy, own- 
er of the old Tivoli theatre. Leahy 
is In Europe to witness the first per- 
formance of the new opera. 



Concert Singer Arrested 
After Church and Radio 

Washington, March t. 

Mario Cappelll was doing quite 
well here last week until taken Into 
custody by a police officer from 
Rochester, N. Y. The hard boiled 
cop stated that the concert singer 
had abandoned his wife and chil- 
dren In Rochester three years ago, 
and so completely they lost track 
of him. Besides, said the h. b. c, 
the savings of the Cappelll family 
had gone to advance the husband's 
musical education. 

Before finding himself pinched at 
Inst Cappelll had sung at the 
church attended by the President 
and later over the radio station, 
WCAP. 



GORDON-ANDERSON FILM 

Charles K. Gordon, a young pro- 
ducer, who made his managerial 
bow on Broadway with "Cape 
Smoke" at the Martin Beck, Is 
forming a musical show corpora 
tion in association with John Mur 
ray Anderson. 

Musical comedies and a summer 
revue are anticipated. The new 
combination will have the backing 
(/f Frank* "V. Slorrs, wealthy 
theatre program publisher, who 
supplied the capital for "Cape 
i^moke." 



N. Y. POLICE BAND 

With an audience which paid 312.SO 
a seat on the lower floor at the Cen- 
tury and playing before a gross of 
over 126,000, the Police Band Sun- 
day night gave a straightaway con- 
cert in which the Police Glee Club 
and Mme. D' Alvarez participated. 
From the band'e point of view, the 
concert was doubly worth while, for 
it showed that while the band as a 
unit Is a corking proposition, the 
n>ake-up of Its program was such 
that not nearly one-tenth of Its 
values were revealed. 

The start was good with Meyer- 
beer's Coronation March from "The 
Prophet," and this was followed by 
the not-eo-good "Marche Turque." 
Then about nine minutes of a very 
dreary overture. "Le Rol D'Ya," 
which should be left off all future 
programs. RachmaninofTs "Pre- 
lude" was also nicely used to ap- 
plause. 

The Glee Club apparently num- 
bered about 100 men, and they com- 
posed as tine a male choir as the 
town has heard in some time. UsinK 
a medley of American folk songs, 
they revealed «ome very fine work, 
which held them on the stage about 
20 minutes. Their attrawjtlve lack 
of assurance and the ease and 
ability with vsltich they sang formed 
an unbeatable appeal to the audi- 
ence, which clamored plenty for 
them. 

Following this and closing the 
first half, a group of four negro 
spirituals, "Nobody Knows the 
Trouble I've Seen," "I'm Troubled 
in Mind," "Man Thousand Gone." 
and "Sometimes I Feel Litce a Moth- 
erless Child," was given with little 
result. Of them all, the first and 
last were the only ones to receive 
careful attention from the audience, 
and the Impression was given that 
these classics are purely vocal 
propositions and do not adapt them- 
selven to the barsb instruments of a 
band. 

After Intermission Commissioner 
Enright delivered himself of a thank- 
you speech, and the show went on 
with a finely played Fantasle of the 
"Faust" numbers, wound up by the 
thrilling Soldiers' Chorua Then a 
concert polka, "Triplets of the Fin- 
est," was given a« a solo by Patrol- 
men Benisch, Hllgeman and Meli- 
char, all expert performers with a 
cornet. The band accompanied them 
and creditably shared in the ap- 
plause. A march dedicated to En- 
right, "You're the Right Man," writ- 
ten by Capt. Paul Henncnberg, con- 
ductor, was also played and well 
received. It was a typical niarch, 
with all the sustained note stuff of 
the others. 

Mme. D'Alvares appeared for but 
a single number, the Bird Song 
(Habanera) from "Carmen," but she 
st-.'ted the thundering herd on an 
applause stampede, and for an en- 
core sang "Water Boy," a coon eong 
of much beauty. For the second 
encore (and she could have stayed 
on much longer), she sang another 
"Carmen" aria with all the beauty 
of her rich contralto revealed in 
splendid tones. If she had pulled a 
Schumann-Heink and eung the 
Rrlndisi ("It Is Better to Lanch 
Than Be Sighing") from "Lucresla 
Borgia" she could have panicked the 
house easily. It Juet needed a work 
adaptable to her voice for such a 
stunt. 

The evening vas closed with 'Vic- 
tor Herbert's Grand American Fan- 
tasle, a skillful piece of orchestra- 
tion, and with the national anthem 
as its closer, it finished an evening 
(hat was rousing m epots and dol- 
orous in. others. But as this band 
starts this week a long tour, the 
concert Itself was en eye-opener 
worth lots of money. It showed 
that the program was badly made up 
and that a continuous air of liveli- 
ness must be maintained if the cus- 
tomers are to be kept In. As a musi- 
cal unit, the band is all there, for It 
is under capable direction and each 
section — brass, reed and percus- 
sions — stood out strongly in spots 
without showing Imperfections. 

Fortune Gallo Is handling the 
hand's business affairs on tour and 
with a good program and capable 
soloists, this troupe is a set-ap to 
«lve a good performance that will 
accomplish the main purpose of the 
tour — advertising the New York Po- 
lice Department. 

That is the announced purpose. 
The Gallo association may be a 
commercial one, but the Police* De- 
partment of the city doesn't appear 
to hold much faith in the exploita- 
tion angle, since the memt>ers of the 
l>and while away will not receive 
salary from New York City, having 
been granted leave without pay. It 
is prolMbly expected that much pre- 
liminary plugging and perhaps ad- 
vance sale tickets for performances 
will be done by the local police 
forces of the towns where the New 
Yorkers appear. Blik. 



TYROLER IN L. A. 



Los Angeles, March S. 
William Tyroler, assistant con- 
ductor .It the Metropolitan Opera 
House, New York, for 13 yeai-s, has 
been engaged as assistant director 
of the Los Angeles Opera Associa- 
tion, tn assist Richard Hacemai^ 
who wIP conduct. • ^^ 



VARIETY 



PICTURES 



Wednetday, March 4. 192S 



HAYS AND COAST PRODUCERS 
IN COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING 



Chief of M. P. Industry Had Final Talk Before 
Leaving Coast — Co-operation From All Sides, In- 
cluding Independents and Exhibitors 



F.P.SETS$1,000,OOOFOR 
GRIFIFTH'SISTF.P.IILM 



"Sorrows of Satan" Tttta 



Loa Angeles, Marcb 3. 

Will Hays had his final talk with 
the members of the Association of 
Motion Picture Producers on the 
•ve of his departure. When 
-through he stated everytbins was 
karmonioua among the members of 
the association. 

The meeting was a special one for 
tbe purpose of a check-up by Hays 
•n tbe various matters that have 
been brought to bis attention. He 
was informed that the dlAcuItles 
existing between Ifetro-Goldwyn 
and Famous Players-Lasky over tbe 
•enrices of Monta Bell, director, 
were on their way to a satisfactory 
settlement and that Louis B. Mayer 
would not do as much squabbling 
with bis competitors in the associa- 
tion as he had done in the past. 

Another matter reported to be 
close to settlement was the difficulty 
Maym- had with Warner Brothers 
over the use of certain players, as 
well as the proposition of the In- 
dependent concern offering con- 
tracts to people in the employ of 
M-O who were about to terminate 
their agreement with that concern. 

The matter of co-operation be- 
tween the directors' association and 
the producers' organization for the 
making of better and cleaner pictures 
was also discussed. The producers 
were informed a special committee 
had been appointed to confer on 
production by the directors' asso- 
ciation and that they would be at 
the service of the producers when- 
ever called upon. 

Clean Advertising 

Mr. Hays took up the matter of 
elean advertising of pictures. The 
producers recommitted themselves, 
stating they would insist that their 
publicity department, as well as 
directors.' would do everything pos- 
sible to keep the picture and prop- 
aganda elean. 

It was also brought to the at- 
tention of several members of the 
association who are also exhibitors 
that pres^agents employed by them 
have during the presence of Mr. 
Hays in town used &alacioua adver- 
tising. Tbe chief told the meeting 
thftt it must stop and the meml>ers 
representing the exhibitor forces 
promised they would be personally 
responsible in the future for all ad- 
vertising done by their houses, and 
that it tbe press agents tried to 
slip over any salacious stuff they 
would bo immediately disciplined. 

Pecll R De MiUe and F. C. 
Munroe. president of the Cinema 
Corpor.itlon, were present. Though 
they have not been elected to mem- 
bership in the association as yet, 
both promised to co-operate with 
tbe organization. Carl Laemmle, 
Who was in town, was also present 
at the meeting. 

Independents Won't Revolt 

Prior to leaving for the east Mr. 
Rays stated that during the two 
weeks ha was here everything that 
bad a tendency toward turbulency 
In the Industry had been straight- 
ened out and that the threatened 
revolt of the Independent producers 
bad not taken place. He stated the 
Independents were satisfied the as- 
sociation is showing no partiality. 
and that they felt that, for the Inter- 
•sts of the Industry all must stick 
together in a body to make things 
progressive. 
. Mr. Hays will return here In July. 



All-nifiht Movies Closed 

All-night picture shows in 
Cleveland have been ordered 
clrDsed as the result of the 
killing of a policeman there 
by a young stick-up artist. 

Safety Director Ed. Barry, 
in wiping out the all-night 
shows, declared the theatres 
were hangouts for tbe younger 
clement of would-be bad men. 



WALL STREET MlIilONS 
SWINGING TO U. ARTISTS 



Unusual Significance Attached 

to Present Visit of Trio of 
V New York Bankers West 



Los Angeles. March 3. 

Three prominent New York 
bankers who have an insight into 
the picture industry bave been 
guests of Douglas Fairbanks during 
tbe i>ast month. Several weeks ago 
MorUmer H. Schlft was with Fair- 
banks for a five-day so>>urn, dur- 
ing which time he made a minute 
Inspection of the Plckford-Fair- 
banks studio, as well as inquiring 
oC Doug regarding tbe practical end 
of picture making afiiS tbe method 
of distribution. 

This week as guests Fairbanks 
has George H. Whitney of the J. 
P. Morgan & Co. firm and William 
C. Potter, president Guaranty 
Trust company. Potter is very fa- 
miliar with tbe fUm business, hav- 
ing been a backer of Arthur Friend 
In the Distinctive Pictures Cor- 
poration. 

Though Fairbanks will say noth- 
ing on tbe sibject, at the time of 
the reorganization of United Art- 
ists It was announced that outside 
capital would be brought Into the 
concern, it seems quite plausible 
that Wh..ney, Schiff i.nd Potter 
may be giving Hollywood the once 
over for %e purpose of associating 
themselves financially with the 
United Artists' group. 



Griffith's "Poppy" for 
U. A. $400,000 



Famous-Players has appropriated 
tl.000.000 for D. W. Griftith's first 
production for that firm, to be called 
"Sorrows of Satan." and to ftart 
early this summer with some of tbe 
work scheduled for England and 
Germany. 

Tbe Aim is designed as a legiti- 
mate attraction in New York and 
as a road show. 

D. W. Griffith will direct the pic- 
ture version of "Poppy" for United 
Artists, the film being a version of 
the muidcal comedy in which Madge 
Kennedy and W. C. Fields starred 
last season. This will be Orlffitb'a 
last for U. A„ and It will be re- 
leased as a program picture. 

It to said that the expenditure on 
It win be moderate, not exceeding 
I400.0M. 



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Ince Corp. Inyolved in 
Salary Contract Suit 

Los Angeles, March S. 

Barbara Roscoe. known as Bar- 
bara Bedford, has filed suit in Su- 
perior Court to cancel a contract 
that she entered into Sept. 24. 1924. 
with the Thoraai^ H. Ince Corpora- 
tion tor one year at $250 a week. 

The complaint asserts that on 
Jan. 29 last Miss Bedford was noti- 
fied by Mrs. Thomas H. Ince the 
corporation was not to produce any 
more pictures due to the death of 
Tom Ince. Miss Bedtord in turn 
served notice on the corporation 
Feb. 2 that she considered her con- 
tract terminated and that she was 
going to work tor Sam E. Rork in 
"The Talkers." 

When the Ince corporation re- 
ceived the notice, the complaint 
states. It notified Rork the contract 
held with Miss Bedford was bind- 
ing and that any compensation 
over the $260 a week paid Miss 
Bedford was due It. Also set forth 
In the complaint is a claim that 
due to the Ince corporation holding 
up Its decision as to the validity 
of her contract, Miss Bedford was 
compelled to reject a long term con- 
tract with First National. 



STICK-UP MEN ACTIVE 



DOGS AS WITNESSES 



Los Angeles, March S. 

Expert testimony will be offered 
by two film dogs during the trial 
of an action brought by D. C Jung- 
wirth, animal trainer, against 
Charles Seelig in Justice Joseph 
Marchetti's court this week. 

Jungwirth brought the action 
against Seelig after the latter had 
given him a police dog, Wolfhart, 
to train. The latter failed to pay 
for the work done. 

Seelig contends that the dog re- 
fused to act when the . trainer 
turned him over to him and there- 
fore he did not feel that bis services 
were worth anything. To prove 
that Jungwirth did not know how 
to handle the dog, Seelig has had 
subpeonas Issued to bring "Rin- 
Tln-TIn" and "Peter the Great" 
into court to prove how a dog can 
act. 



Hold- Up Men Relieve Manager 
1360— Other Theatres and 
Hotel Menaced 



of 



Chicago, March 3. 

Burglars and hold-up men have 
been playing havoc with the loop 
picture theatres. Last week two 
attempts were made to hold up box- 
offices, proving futile In both In- 
stances. SunCay nlgtat, while Abra- 
ham Cohen, manager of the Monroe, 
and his cashier were removing the 
receipts from the box office to the 
office upstairs, they were relieved 
of something like $350, which con- 
stituted the evening's receipts. 

The same night the Tremont hotel 
which Is located around the cor- 
ner was also divested of $50. In 
an attempt made to hold up the 
Lexington theatre, Satul-day, one of 
the bandits was shot and is said 
to be in a critical condition. 



WnX HAYS ON CENSORSHIP 



Will H. Hays, president of tbe Motion Plcttura Producers and 
Distributors, who just returned from Loa Angelea, U present In 
Washington today at the inauguration of President CooUdge. Mr. 
Hays returned from tbe eoast late last week after having spent 
practically a month in a series of conference* with the producers 
located In Hollywood. 

On his return to New York Mr. Hays Issued a statement to the 
effect that the picture Industry is rai^dly bringing about a condi- 
tion within its own ranks that will obviate the necessity of any cen- 
sorship of the screen. A ri|rld self-imposed censorship at the source 
of production brought about the rejection of more than 100 stage 
plays and books that were offered for screening last year. 



INDEPENDENT 
IS ANNOYING 



New Capitol, Chicago, 
Bothering B. A K. 



-, , Chicago. March S. 

The phenomenal business being 
done by tbe new Capitol theatre on 
the south side Is a subject of re- 
mark among local film men. The 
Capitol has be^n playing independ- 
ent features exclusively, due to its 
competitors having the big product 
tied up. 

Not only have their pictures been 
rather middling In quality, but the 
presentations have beer, quite ordi- 
nary, which makes the record trade 
more of a puxsle. 

Balaban A Katz's Tlvoli, about 10 
blocks from tbe Capitol, has felt 
the opposition so much it is re- 
ported a shake-up In the B. A K. 
publicity department may result. 

It won't be ^ surprise if B. & K. 
project a new south side theatre In 
the near future. 

With the completion of the new 
Uptown theater on the north side 
it is said Balaban & Katz will adopt 
the policy how In vogue with the 
Orpheum' Circuit The financing and 
building' of all future houses will 
be done by outside capital on a 
long-term lease basis, with B: A K. 
taking over the house on comple- 
tion. 



U'S CELEBRATION 



Los Angeles, March 3. 

Universal City will celebrate its 
10th birthday March 15. Officials 
of the concern state they are go- 
ing to have big doings. Invitations 
have been sent out to some 6,000 
actors who have at some time or 
other appeared In Universal pic- 
tures to attend. A banquet and 
everything will be given and not 
even hat check charged. 

Carl Laemmle will be here to re- 
•sIt* the congratulations of his 
guests. - 



COSMOPOLITAN WTTHSRAWAL 

Los Angeles, Feb. 28. 

"Never the Twain Shall Meet," a 
Cosmopolitan production, scheduled 
to follow "The Great Divide," cur- 
rent at the Criterion, for some un- 
known reason has been withdrawn 
from tbe schedule with the Metro- 
Goldwyn. 

West Coast officials refuse to dis- 
cuss tbe reason. 



raS IN "ROUND-UP" 



Los Angeles, March 3. 

Josie Sedgwick, sister of Edward 
Sedgwick, Universal director, has 
been chosen by her brother's con- 
cern to play the lead tn "The Queen 
of the Round-up" which E^nst 
Laemmle has placed In production. 
Miss Sedgwick was chosen queen 
of the Pendletpn, Ore.. Roundup In 
1*24. 

Others In the cast are Edmund 
Cobb. Charles Bennett, Edward 
Kimball. Calvert Carter. 



Marjorie Daw Suggests 
Divorce as Sohition 

Los Angeles, March 3. 

Marjorie Daw had returned from 
tbe East with the Intention of be- 
ginning suit for divorce from Eddie 
Sutherland, who is now directing 
Thomas Meehan in bis latest picture. 

Miss Daw states that she and her 
husband are temperamentally un- 
fitted to live together, so feels that 
divorce Is to be the best thing. 

Action will be started in th^ Su- 
perior Court she declares very soon 
on grounds of desertion. 



P.D.C.TAKES 
FORUM, LA. 



Charles Christie In on 
Deal — Want Others 



Los Angeles, March 3. 

The final papers have been signed 
here whereby Charles Christie and 
tbe Producers' Distributing Cor- 
poration will take over the active 
management of the Forum, neigh- 
borhood picture house. In operation 
here for less than a year. The first 
step in a possible chain of Urst-run 
houses over the country for the 
housing of Producers' Distributing 
Corporation product is seen in tbe 
taking of this lease. 

With the advent of Cecil B. De 
Mille as one of the principal pro- 
ducers for this distributing organi- 
sation it was seen that they would 
have to make some sort of a con- 
nection which would assure pre- 
release and flrst-run dates for the 
P. D. C. product, and the acquisition 
of the Forum gives it a foothold In 
tbe film capital at least. 



SECOND REISSUE 



"Time's Punctured Romance," an 
old Marie Dressier-Charlie Chaplin 
comedy, made by Aico, Is being re- 
issued through New England terri- 
tory by independent exchanges. 
' This marks its second re-issulng. 
It was brought out some years ago 
T.'hen several new Chaplin films 
were current. 

The second try is evoking some 
interest in the industry. 



FOREIGN OUAEDSlfAN COMING 

An Austrian-made film of "The 
Guardsman" is due in this country 
in about two weeks. American 
motion picture producer^ have been 
trying to secure the rights to the 
piece, but the Austrian producers 
stole a march and made tbe picture 
abroad. 



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'AWFUL TRUTH' AT SAN ICATEO 

San Francisco, March 3. 

The Peninsula studio, located at 
San Mateo, Cal., has again started 
"■booting" after three months' shut 
d^wn. 

Of the three pictures, the first 
stars Agnes Ayers and is called "The 
Awful Truth," from Arthur Rlch- 
nian's stage play. The screen 
adaptation is by Elmer Harris. 

Paul Powell Is the director. , ■. 

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A Balaban Divorce 

Chicago, March 3. 

David Balaban married Lena 
Kathryn Katz, a debutante, at 
Crown Point, Ind., in September. 
Local dailies took little notice of 
tbe elopment as then reported, 
while the Balaban family was said 
not to have enthused over the 
match. 

Last week Mrs. David Balaban 
entered suit for divorce, alleging 
cruelty. Her husband la of the Bal- 
aban & Katz corporation. 



Application for Ince 

Injunction Denied 

Los Angeles, March 3. 

Barbara Roscoe. who Is called 
Barbara Bedford on the screen, was 
refused a temporary injunction 
pending trial of a suit she brou|;ht 
against the Thomas H. Ince Cor- 
poration, with whom she entered 
into a contract last September to 
restrain it from interfering with her 
working for other companies by Su- 
perior Court Judge Harley Shaw. 

The complaint filed by Miss Bed- 
ford asked. that a contract calling 
for one year's service at |250 a 
week and with a renewal option 
clause for another year be declared 
null and void, due to the death of 
Thomas H. Ince. She stated she 
had obtained an offer from another 
company, but was precluded from 
accepting It, as the Ince corpora- 
tion contended she was bound to 
them by the contract 

The defense of the Ince company 
was that there was a clause In the 
contract whereby It could farm 
Mies Bedford out as It saw fit. This, 
they allege, they did by loaning her 
to Sam E. Rork. and that her sal- 
ary h!\A been paid to her by the 
Ince company every week since she 
signed the contract. 

Judge Shaw ruled that the con- 
tract was binding on Miss Bedford 
as long as the Ince company lived 
up to the provisions of the agree- 
ment. 



German "Her Husband** 

Hal Benedict is handling the 
North American rights of a German 
film production, "Her Husband," 
co-star: ing Fern Andra and her 
vx-husband. Count Salm Von 
Hoogstraten, now the husband of 
the American heiress, tbe former 
Millicent Rogers. y 

Benedict is re-editing and retlt- 
Jias it. 

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ACORD IN ARREARS 

Los Angeles, March 3. 

Superior Court Judge Summerfleld 
has cited Arthur W. Acord, screen 
actor, to appear before him M.irch 
1* and show cause why he should 
not be punished for contempt of 
court on account of his Inability to 
keep up temporary alimony pay- 
ments to his wife, Edna Mae Acord. 
pending trial of a suit she had 
brought for (UvK^rce. 

Attorneys for Mrs. Acord informed 
the court the actor was $425 be- 
hind in his alimony payments and 
also had failed to pay $150 to apply 
toward coun.sel fees, as ordered by 
the court. 

The divorce trial Is set for May 
15. 



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$25,000 for New Brooms*' 

Frank Craven has sold "New 
Brooms" to First National for $25,- 
000. This play was written and 
produced by him as lils first inde- 
penden: .show. 

If i.s uurrcntly touring 



Wednesday, March 4, 1925 



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PICTURES 



VARIETY 



97 



RUSH BY PRODUCERS TO SIGN PLAYERS 

1925, DOUBLING 1924 SALARY 




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Plficinf Tilid**' Under Long Term Agreement— 
After Surcease From FaTored Few Leading Peo- 
ple-Competition for Players Between Big and 
Independent Producers at Hollywood 



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lioa Angreles, Me(rch 8. 
More featured players will be put 
ander contract by picture producers 
tbU y«ar than bav« ever been in the 
history of the Industry. This move 
Is a protective measure by the bigr 
program and Independent producing 
eompaniejh all o( whom are desirous 
of controlling an abundance of fea- 
ture anifatar ^lent. 
' With the entry of Cecil De Mille 
Into the ranks of the independent 
producers and the determination of 
Warner Brothers to ' fortify them- 
selves with the services of stars, 
feature players and directors, the 
other producing companies have 
begun to wake up. All are giving 
each other a chase in the matter 
of obtaining what they consider 
worthwhile material among players 
to sign up for periods ranging from 
one to five Veare. 

During the past year there has 
been a shortage of leading men. 
M*ny a production has. been held 
up as the person thought capable 
of playing the male or featured lead^ 
In a picture was not available. In 
proportion to the players who con- 
sider them^^lves qualified for male 
leads, only a select few were con- 
sidered desirable by producers and 
directors. 

When the companies would get a 
script Uiose chosen few would be 
the onA sought.. As a rule their 
services, whether under contfact^to 
a company or free lancing, w^re 
booked up for a long period ahead. 
Casting 4}r«ctor8 were e'ognlzant of 
this I'act and In most Instances, to 
avoid holding op of production. 
wo»ld suggest certain people on 
their books as capable of playing 
1fc« part The director or producer 
would then spring the usual answer, 
"Who ever heard of blm. We do 
not want to ^ramble." 

Produoora in PickU 
The general result was that a pic- 
ture would be held up imtll the man 
la Question was available, and when 
he was, if a free lance, the pror 
ducers found themselves in a posi- 
tion Whereby they would have to 
pay the oalary Remanded by. the 
actor or do without his services. 
It the actor were under contract 
to a certain company, the borrow- 
ing producer' would have to pay 
M per oent abo\e the contracted 
•alary fof his servhses. The com- 
panies to whom the actor was uttder 
contract would generally arrange 
their schedule so that they would 
only farm out the actor to some 
company which they did not figure 
might In any way affect the stand- 
ing of the actor through the caliber, 
of their release. 

The companies were those who 
are members of the Association of 
Motion Picture Producers. 

The Independent members of the 
association 'found It Impossible to 
obtain fro^ the larger producing 
companies the services of any of 
their stars or featured players, for 
'these companies did not figure that 
the prestige of the actor would be 
enhanced • by farming blm out *o 
the independent releasing organiza- 
tloiis. 

bastisfl DifeeWrs' Swgaection 
Some of the casting directors 
recommended to their employers 
that.cerUla 900^4^ whom they had 
been watchinx be given an oppor- 
tunity to play \i9Ttm In pictures 
which would show Just what their 
qualifications for the major roles 
would be. Jack White, casting di- 
rector of Famous Players-Laeky, 
was the Urst to put over the idea 
with his concern. The result was 
that 9Uite a few young men have 
been placed urtder contract by his 
organisation for ' the purpose of 
training thorn to take the places of 
a number of leading players whom 
the company has Difeen dependent 
upon of late. 

The same condition came 19 with 
resfiect to leading women and In- 
genues some time ago. The short- 
age In that field for a while was a 
handicap also. White In that case 
found haJf ^ dozen likely girls such 
as Mary Brian, Esther Ral»ton and 
a few others, and these girls are 



now under contract and have been 
assigned to leading roles. 

Warner Brothers, who had never 
taken the matter of placing a large 
number of players under contract 
seriously, found when they laid out 
a large production campaign that 
they would have to get the right 
fetitured players under contract; 
otherwise they would have a hard 
task in delivering their output 
They began bidding for the services 
of many recognized stars and fea- 
txired players, with the result that 
daring the past two ntonths they, 
have signed up about 20 inale and 
female players besides half a dozen 
ilirectors; The Warner boy* haVe 
not put a limit to the salary offered 
the players apd directors, with the 
result that every player of any Im- 
portance who is free to barter his 
"services is giving consideration to 
offers made by this firm. 

De Mille's Method * 

"Vyith the return of De Mille here 
to dp producing on hie own as well 
as supervising the production of a 
large number of pictures each year, 
his scouts have been working 
quietly and are reported to have 
tied up the services for two to five- 
year periods of a number of play- 
ers who have been considered as 
"Paramount.'i De Mille, It U said, 
is prepared to place at leaet 60 to 
60 featured players under long-term 
contracts, figuring tbat if he can- 
not himself use the people the other 
companies that are making features 
for the Producers' Distributing Cor- 
poration win be able to use them, 
and in that way the actors win not 
be given an oppertunlty to work 
for the other large '"program and 
super -feature production and re- 
leasing organizations. 

The method that De Mille Is em- 
ploying In lining up his acting 
forces Is similar to> the one be 
wanted used by Paramount when 
associated with thct organization. 
He recommended. It is said, that 
those actors who were under con- 
tract and who were showing prom- 
ise should be kept>^usy within the 
rapks of the organisation as much 
a^ possible eo that no ot^er pro- 
ducer should be given the oppor- 
tunity of using them, even for one 
pUsture a year. De Mille pointed 
out that if this system were used 
competltA's of* his concern, inde- 
pendent or otherwise, would have 
little opportunity of making capital 
of the success and advertising that 
the piayere .enjoyed while in the 
ranks of the Paramount releasing 
organization. He figures that this 
sanfe system as he laid out for the 
F. P.-L. group can be carried out 
within his own organization and 
made a most practicable one from 
this selling standpoint. 

First Natronal Apprised 

First National seemed to have 
been tipped off to what the move 
would be, for it immediately sent 
oitt scouts to cover the field and 
pl^ce under contract a number of 
players whom they felt would be of 
use to them or the producers re- 
leasing their product through the 
First NatlonaT exchanges. About 
half a dozen prominent players are 
reported to have signed with First 
National .during the past few weeks, 
besides a score of others whom they 
have considered "possibilities" and 
who were contracted for so tha't 
they could be developed. The lat- 
ter as a rule have been placed undet- 
thfSe to five-year contracts. Most 
are being used in minor roles until 
th^y 'show possibilities for featur- 
ing, when they will be given the 
opportunity and billing. Meantime 
the First National publicity forces 
sire carrying on a constructive ex- 
rioitation campaign to enhance the 
value Of the so-called "find*." 
Double Income 

Metro>Goldwyn-Mayer during the 
pa.st few nionttas has been signing' 
up a targe nuiftb«i''of featured pls,y- 
^re arid stars. Between that orgsnt- 
zatlen artd Paramount the most de- 
sirable jhalerial has ^eefi corr»h>(f.- 

The other producing concerns are 
aware of these conditions and- to 
protect themselves have gone Into 
the open market. All are pitting 



Ford Won Oyer Ministcirs 



Los Angeles, March I. 

Because his wife was the 
daughter oC a minister who 
practically starved himself to 
death to serve his parlshon- 
ers, William Fox felt that John 
Ford was the proper man to 
direct "Thank You," the John 
Oolden play which Ford will 
make as soon as he has com- 
pleted "Llghtnln*." 

Fox thought that Ford could 
give the stoyy more sincere 
treatsaent hs ' he knew of the 
hardshlpii endured by his 
father-tn-taw, who was of the 
type that the cehtral figure , In 
the play "Thank You" depicts. 
• When the California Church 
: Federation, held a conference 
with Win Hays, John Qolden 
and several officials, froip the 
; Fox executive^orces. Ford was 
included In the group. Hays 
and Qoldeh made addresses on 
the sdbject, requesting the 
co-operation at the churches 
In the prodnctioti of the pic- 
ture. When Ford was called 
upon fo ipeak be totd the 
minister!^ that he probably was 
more famlHar with the sub- 
ject and conditions that - the 
type of minister deptctfed in 
the play • Was confronted with 
than they. Then he narrated 
the story it the life }f bis 
father-in-law, who virtually 
starved himself and family, out 
of loyalty to his parishioners. 

The talk of Ford's ^was so 
frank that those attending the 
conference from the various 
minlstertal bodies in Xioa 
Angeles declared that they 
would stand back of the plo* 
ture, as they telt that Ford 
would be able to bring ovar 
the point that they have been 
trying to ^o from the pulpit, 
that the ministers must ba 
taken care of as well as. the 
parishioners, and that he could 
spread propaganda legitimate* 
ly on the *creen which would 
aid their cause. 

Ford promised the ministers 
that . he would keep in cldse 
touch with them while making 
the picture and he would seek 
their advice in its making 
whenever necessary. 



TS S^MlFAffS SIGNING 

IH)UG.McLEAN 



Saw **lron Horse",in Egyptian 
— Then Charlie took Fam- 
ily to Cabaret 



F.&R. DONT LIKE 
MIL PROPOSAL 



NorthwI^Mn Concern 
May Be Sidestepping 



Los Angeles, March 3. 
Though sumc siiy they are living 
together, and others that they are 
not, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Chaplin 
made tlieir first appearance in pub- 
lig together at a performance of 
"The Iron Horse," in Grauman's 
Egyptian. 

Mrs. Splcer, mother of Llta Gray- 
Chaplin, was with them, too. Seat- 
ed in the vast auditorium they pre- 
sented a pleasafbt sight as Charlie 
toyed with hU wife's arm, and told 
her about the picture and its sub- 
ject (the history of the railroad). 
Neither was at all perturbed as 
they entered the arcade leading to 
the Egyptian. A crowd of some 3.000 
persons awaited their arrival. The 
Chaplins' accepted the greeting ex- 
tended them ias a matter of course- 
Mother SpJcer^ras in all her glory 
tliroughout ' the- performance. There 
were six other persons In the party 
at the theatre. After the show 
Charlie took wifle and her mother to 
the Montmartre, wher^ they supped 
a bit and then departed for home. 

Even though Chaplin made an ap- 
pearance fn public With his wife, it 
is still reported he and his wife are 
not living together. Variety's In- 
formant states Cliapjin was rather 
Jubilant the other evening in de- 
claring "Lita got awful lonesome in 
the house without her ipothei^ so I 
let her go to live with her in her 
home while I an(i,Just a happy bach- 
elor again." , 



AS STAR? 



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Valentino's "Falcon" 
For Ritz— Hale, Director 

Loa Angeles, March 8. 

Alan Hale, who only, a tew 
months ago joined the directing 
ranks from the acting field and 
made one picture for Fox, has been 
engaged by Ritz-Carleton to direct 
Rudolph Valentino in "The Hooded 
Falcon/.' his next. 

The title, since subject to change, 
was altered from "The Scarlet 
Power," to have been the first 
Valentino production made or Bitz, 
Instead of "Cobra," just completed. 

Work on the new picture is sched- 
uled to begin a.b(^u( March 23. . 



', " r. Chicago, March t. 

Balaban A Kats are reported con- 
templating a tie-up with the Fln- 
klestien & Rubin movie Interests of 
St. Paul, Mlnneai>olis and other 
northwestern points whereby the 
two circuits will work In unison. 

The F. dc R. firm Is raported very 
lukewarm to the B. 9t K. proposal. 



Last Orchestra Leaves 

Providence, March S. 

When the Modem closed Satur- 
day the only movie theatre orches- 
tra In the town passed out of ex- 
istence. At that time the six-month 
contract of Director William A. 
Krauth and his 19-piece organiza- 
tion expired, and Manager Sol 
Braunig saw no waiy to renew It 

Krauth, formerly of tl)e Mark 
Strand, New York, has had several 
oifers of engagenvents, one in Bos- 
ton and two in the big town. It Is 
understood, but wiU rest for a time 
at hi» home ^ere .before starting 
Work. .•% XMHH ru. l^'jt .» • ;*• 

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themselves agalnit each other^to get 
(he likely talent «yaHabte. Tbv ve^. 
suit htis been that actors 4u*lnff 
1925, not tied up under contract.. 
have had Iters which In most caoes 
doubled and trebled their Inoome 
of 1924. 



Peggy Joyce and Pictures 



P. A. Powers is reported as the 
financial backer of a production in 
which Peggy Plopklns Joyce is to 
make her screen debut. Powers, It 
is stated, was working out the .floa^ 
details of' the production during 
last week and the only Tjuestion 
holding up the final signing of the 
contracts is that of the director. 

Powers, according to statement, 
is contemplating a picture that will 
be of road show magnitude. 

That Is evidently an Indication 
that he is figuring that the regular 
channels of picture distribution may 
be closed to Miss Joyce. 

At an informal discussion some 
weeks ago, at which there were 
present several pf-oducers, the sub- 
ject of Peggy Joyce was broached. 



Johnny Hines May Sign 

with l»t Nat'l— McLean 

Closing Contract 

Shortly 



Looking Over All 

Coast Studio Payrolls 

Los Angeles, March t. 

State Labor Commissioner Math- 
ewson has announced that this 
week examiners from the State 
Bureau of Labor Statistics would 
make a careffil thorough survey of 
working conditions in all film studios 
In this State. 

The examiners are to scrutinise 
aH payrolls and ascertain the sal- 
aries of all employes from carpen- 
ters to stars.- 



No ''Lightnin"' Selection 

Loa Angeles, March I. 

No actor |is yet has been decided 
upon to play the role of "Llghtnln'^. 
Bill Jones" In the Fox screen ver- 
sion of "Llghtnln"'. 

The names of a number of play- 
ers arc under consideration. These 
include' Thomas Jefferson. Percy 
Pollock, Bam .Allen, Henry Wal- 
thall, Bert Woodruff, Claude- Gil- 
llngwater, J. Jb'Arr^l Macdonald, 
Josef Swickard, Luke . Cosgrove, 
Alec B. Fraacls. Frank Keenan and 
others. 

John Ford is to direct "Lightnio' " 
as well as "Thank You," another 
John Golden plu}*. 



Famous Players- Laaky has vir- 
tually closed a contract whereby 
Douglas MtLean will become a Fa- 
mous Players star for the nex^ two 
years, making his own productions 
and releasing them through the 
Paramount orgaiJzatlon. The con- 
tract cftlls for McLean to produce 
a minimum of four pictures during 
the period of the contract, although 
it l3 possible he will make at le.nst 
siix and perhaps eight. The negative 
cost of each picture Is to be laUo.OOO. 

McLean arrived In New York 
Monday frotn the <>oast. but did not 
hfive that day an interview with 
S. R. Kent, general sales naan.tger 
for Famous Players who is han- 
dling the negotiations for the cor- 
poration. It Is figured the star, to- 
gether with Bogart Rogers, his gen- 
eral manaf^er, will get together wltlt 
the Famous Players executives to- 
day #r tomorrow. ^ 

In addition to Famous Players, 
the First National organization wuh 
after McLean, Richard A. Roa'land- 
having made a proposition to Rogers 
in Chicago when the pair croesed 
paths a couple of weeks ago in their 
transcontinental travels. Later 
Rowland broached the subject ef a 
contract in Los Angeles to McLsan. 
but the latter preferred to wait un- 
til he visited New York before mak- 
ing up his mind. 

■Tot the pt^st 18 months McLean 
has been producing on hH'owo; aftei* 
leaving the management of Thos. 
H. Ince, making a series of Ifour 
feature length comedies starting' 
with "Going Up" and including "The 
Yankee Consul." "Never Say tMe" 
and "Introduce Me/' his lafest. 
.Which will be shown at the Stt-and* 
next week. This entiri series has 
beeit released through Associated 
Exhibitors, aligned with Pathe. 

With the taking ot McLean into 
the paramount camp that organisa- 
tion has secured two of the coni- 
e<iy stand-bys from the Paths and 
Associated Exhibitors' organization. 
It Is only a few months ago F. P. 
made a deal similar to the McLean 
arrangement whereby Lloyd will re- 
lease through it. . ', 

At present First National Is also 
looking for comedy stars, and the ' 
chances are that with McLean going 
to famous, it will sign Johnny 
Hlnes for a producing and reieas- . 
ing arrangement, which will also 
take that star out of the inde- 
pendent fletd and line him up with a . 
straight releasing organization. 

The nines contract. It Is under- 
stood. Is to be closed at the First 
National meeting scheduled for next 
month. In the event of the con> 
tract finaHy being closed It will not 
affect the arrangement tbat exists . 
between Bines and C. C Burr, who 
hits been the producer ot the Hloea 
comedies since the daya , ot, XI^ ,. 
Torchy two-reelers. 



NEXT CHAHJN itELEASC 
IS SET FOR JULY 



United Artists* Conference-n 
''Little Annie Rooney'' Go- 
ing All 0|ier at Start 



Los Angeles. March t. 

The United Artists group held a 
meeting Monday aftsmooa wltb 
Hiram Abrams and other members 
present to discuss releasing plans. 

It was decided tluit the Chaplin 
picture would be ready In Joly. The 
next release will be Douglas Falr> 
banks la "Don Q" and then Mary 
Piekford In "LUtle Annie Rooner." 
which will be a simultaneous rt> 
lease all over the country. " * 

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VARIETY 



PICTURES 



Wednesday, March 4, 1925 



STARS GUESSING 

PLANS OF 

FAMOUS 



Jesse L. Lasky Will Give 

Decisions — Meighan, 

Daniels and Dwan 



Jesse L. I^sky returned to New 
Tork Saturday after a fortnight 
Bj>ent at Palm Beach and Havana 
with a number of important de- 
cisions confronting him. The mat- 
ter of the future contracts of 
Thomas Meighan and Beb« Daniels 
among the stars and that of Allan 
Dwan of the directorial staff came 
up. Meighan is at Miami and it Is 
possible Lasky conferred with him 
there. Mlas Daniels should have 
gone south about a week ago, but 
was unable to do .so because of a 
severe cold. Mr. Dwan has been 
south preparing for the return to 
this country of Gloria Swanson to 
start on "The Coast of Folly." but 
her protracted illness abroad haA 
broken up the Dwan producing 
schedule for the present. 

Meighan has been under contract 
to Famous for a number of years 
and, according to last reports, his 
salary has been |<,000 weekly. The 
star has not been faring any too 
well lately in the matter of stories, 
and according to general reports 
has t>een slipping somewhat at the 
box office. Famous Players on a 
renewal of the contract with 
' Meighan might have been/dic^osed 
to continue him at his ^esent sal- 
ary, but it Is stated he is holding 
out for $10,000 weekly. It is the 
belief Cecil B. De MUle has made 
him an offer of that figure and he 
is looking to Famous to match it. 
It is doubtful if Famous is willing 
to meet that flgure, the executives 
feeling that they have as good a 
bet as Meighan in Richard Dlx, 
whom they have launclfed success- 
fully as a stay. 

In the matter of Mlsa Daniels It 
would appear that Famous is loathe 
to let her pass from under its man- 
agement, although certain a re- 
newal of contract will not And any 
increase above the $3,750 a week 
she is , now receiving. It is this 
artiste's amiability and her lack of I 
l^"temperamental flts" that makes! 
her most likable, coupled with the' 
fact that as she has a certain 
amount of draught at the box ofHce 
as a featured player or as a co-star 
that would make Famous Players 
,' probably willing to continue her 
>wlth the organization. It is known, 
1/ however, that Miss Daniels, accord- 
' Ing to exhibitor reports from 
^ -around the country, cannot stand 
Vpon her own as a star and carry 
a picture over with the public. 

' .V, Owan, Commercial Direetoi' 

« 

Dwan is looked upon as one of 
,' the best commercial directors. He 
Is able to take a star and a story 
^nd usually grind out a picture In- 
side of the estimated cost and time 
allotment. This makes him tre- 
mendously valuaMe on any lot. 
Dwan, it is known, is looking for 
considerable Increase in salary. 
Whether Famous Is going to give it 
to him is now a question. The 
director Is said to ^ave originally 
mapped out- the director-to-exhlbi- 
tor plan which has Senator James 
J. Walker interested in it. It is pos- 
sible that In the event that Famous 
does not renew the contract with 
Dwan he will be found at the head 
of the first producing unit the 
W^nlker oriranlzation would have in 
the event the innovation Is launched. 
Senator Walker only a few weeks 
ago after the story in Variety he 
was considering a plan to launch a 
producing organization on a co- 
operative basis with exhibitors, 
stated he would announce his plans 
regarding the stfme shortly after 
the close of the New York state 
legislative session. 

Because of the postponement of 
"The Coast of^lly," Dwan will 
return to ?s'ew*Tork to start work 
on th6 production of an original 
. stdry entitled The Night Life of 
-New York," by Bdgar Selwyn. It 
will have Rod La Rocaue in one of 
the featured roles. 

Meiflhan's "Old Home" Wask 
Meighan's .lext picture for Fa- 
nioys Players will be George Ade's 
•tory, "Old Home Week," which 
will be made about Miami. At the 
southern resort with the star at 

Alreciorr unU ioju >.. ^..^j, >...j 



F. P.'S Big Coolest 



Famous Players ha's tied up 
with the "Liberty" (maga- 
zine) for a} $50,000 prize play 
contest with the Idea of secur- 
ing scripts and publicity for 
Gloria Swanson and other of 
their stars. The announcement 
was carried in the current 
"Liberty," which has Miss 
Swanson's portrait on the 
cover and two pa^es inside de- 
voted to rules and conditions. 

It is understood Famous is 
anxious to get manuscripts 
from new sources, and that 
they figure that with such a 
purse, many capable authors 
might bo attracted whereby 
they would feel themselves 
eliminated at the start under 
ordinary conditions. A pro- 
viso in the contest is that the 
winner will be produced on the 
stage by Charles Frohman Co., 
a subsidiary of F-P Lasky. 



BRUISED WOMAN FOUND 
AFTER SUICIDE AITEMPf 

Mrs. Taylor Refuses to Press 

Charges Against Assailants. 

Husband Looked On 



Los Angeles, March 3. 
. Mrs. Martha Taylor, known in 
Hollywood as a picture colony den- 
tist, was found by police on the 
lawn In front of 1527 Gordon street 
suffering from a badly bruised Jaw 
and under the effects of bromide 
which she told the police she bad 
taken as a means to suicide. 

Mrs. Taylor stated that she and 
hef husband had separated and that 
he lived at the Gordon street ad- 
dress. She said she'went there to 
take him some clothes and upon 
arrival, two women, whom she de- 
clared to be actresses, and a prize 
fighter, named Sharkey, beat hei* up 
and threw her out while Taylor 
looked on. It was then that she 
made the attempt upon her life, said 
Mrs. . Taylor. 

Following medical aid Mrs. Taylor 
was released after refusing to make 
a complaint against either the two 
women or Sharkey. 



DROPPED BY REQUEST 



AGENTS REPORT 
DOUBLING OF 
•BOOKINGS 



Nearly 25 Cities Using 

Acts Weekly on 

N. Y. Books 



Attorneys of Kaplan Bros., and 

Plaintiff, Ask That Case Be 

Dismissed 



Haverhill, Masse March 3. 

At the request of all parties 
concerned, the assault and robbery 
#harges against Maurice and Kivie 
Kaplan, sons of Benjamin Kaplan, 
picture theatre magnate, were dis- 
missed yesterday in the Central 
District Court here. 

The brothers were charged with 
ai|saulting JuliUs Morse, treasurer 
of the local Strand, of which their 
father is owner, atid robbing him 
of $300 in receipts.' The pair claimed 
they were not -robbers and that 
Morse had no right to the mflney, it 
being reported that the j.oys have 
an interest in the house. 

Following a conference' of at- 
torneys of both sides It was agreed 
that Uie case should be dismissed. 



TIVOU ON RADIO 



Rudolph Kuehne. for the past year 
assistant manager of the Tlvoli. 839 
8th avenue, is now manager, suc- 
ceeding Johnny Mavk, who has gone 
to Newark to manage Miner's bur- 
lesque theatre. . 

One of the first things Kuehne ar- 
ranged for as an exploitation stunt 
was to have the Tlvoli orchestra, 
directed by Dante Carrozzinl, broad- 
cast every Wednesday at 3 p. m. 
via WOR (Newark station). 



Booking agents handling presenta- 
tions and acts for picture houses de- 
clare that this business has more 
than doubled within the past year 
and that the demand Is growing for 
"name" and expensive acts to fill 
out the bills. 

Nearly 25 cities tlslng acts week- 
ly are on the New York books, but 
the agents say that throughout the 
West the habit and demiand is great- 
er than in the Elast. The E^ast has 
been the last to fall In line on the 
presentation stunt steadily and Inv- 
Ing fallen In are sticking closer to 
straight presentations than the 
Western bouses, w^cb go In strong- 
ly for specialty artftts, such as dan- 
cers, instrimientallsts, bands, and 
evtti straight vaude acts with re- 
arranged routine. 

The cities figured as steady cus- 
tomers for extra attraetlona sire 
Kansas City. Chicago, Pittsburgh, 
St. Louis, Dvnver, San Francisco, 
Los Angeles, Stockton. Fresno. Oak- 
land, Washington, Baltimore, Mil- 
waukee, Minneapolis, St. Paul, De- 
troit, Buffalo,. Davenport, Des 
Moines, Peoria, Elgin and others. 

It is surprising 4n this list that 
some of the smaper cities listed are 
regular users. 

The flaw In the system at present. 
It la explained, is that the picture 
bookings and opening dates in yarl- 
ous cities preclude the possibility of 
routing an act through these pic- 
ture houses. As It stands now. the 
acts usually work if cared for by 
their agent, but It is on a week to 
week basis and often a layoff is 
necessitated by an early vr late 
opening. With a big feature, the 
exhibitor cuta on bis presentations 
and with weak film stuff, he 
splurges, all of which places the 
bookings on spot basis. 

Openings through the West are on 
Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 
which breaks into many weeks. 



Dempsej-Abrams Fflms 



It was report«.d in New York 
Tuesday that Hiram Abrams, 
United Artists, had placed 
Jack Dempsey and, his .wife, 
Elstelle Taylor, under contract 
for a series of pictures. 

Abrams is now on the west- 
efn ooAst. 

It is .understood that Demp- 
sey will play the lead and Miss 
Taylor "opiJoslte" him in the 
first big picture Dempsey has 
yet made. His former work 
for Universal was confined to 
a series of two-reelers. 



NEW POUCIES IN TWO 
i ft R FRISCO HOUSES 



Hip, Renamed, and Strand, 

Open with Combination Pop 

Vaudeville Shows 



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adapted the story. The cast which 
is to support Meighnn will include 
Lila Lee. Larry Whtat. Charles 
Dow Clark, Max Fignian. Charles 
Sellon, Zclma Tlden, Sidney Pax- 
ton, Joseph Smiley, Jack Terry, 
Leslie Hunt, Isabel West and Clay- 
ton Frye. They will leave for Miami 
this week. 

Miss Daniels' next picture will be 
•The Manicure Girl." Kdward Burns 
will play the lead opposite. Frank 
Tuttle has been announced as the 
director, but within the last few 
days it has been stated that a 
switch In directors will (in<1 Kdward 
Siiih#>r!.infl wI»>l(Hnr rlio nT^sTrtphone 



t\ 



Fashwn Shows Tie Up 
With Auto Concerns 

The spring fashion shows seem to 
be In order now in all of the the- 
atres in the Southern territory as 
added attractions to get business. 

I<ast week the Initial gun of the 
Fashion Show revue was fired ip 
Fort Worth at the Famous Players' 
house there, and next week is set 
as Fashion Show week In Atlanta at 
the Howard, Palace; Memphis, Dal- 
las and San Antonio. 

In a great many of the towns the 
local managers are .^-operating 
with the local automofliB axencies. 
making the show a combined Fash- 
Ion and Motor show, with the auto-' 
mobile agencies splurging in their 
advertising, calling atten^on to the 
display of their cars and paying the 
theatres for the privilege to show. 

The combination idea was orig- 
inally worked out by George McDir- 
mit, the Famous Players' district 
manager In Oklahoma. 



San Francisco, March 3. 

Ackerman & Harris put into mo- 
tion their fktvr policies at the Strand 
and tl^ Unlen Square with a great 
deal of red fire in the dalllte and 
on thc< billboards. The public paid 
some attention l^ut not enough to 
add extra ticket sellers In the box 
office. 

The Union Square, In the -days 
whe« It was called the Hippodrome, 
had a steady, surefire draw with a 
class of people who took -^'the Hip" 
as regularly as their meals. The 
house never advertised. Just went 
on a grind with five acts of A. & H. 
vaudeville and plf^ures, cftanging 
Sunday and Wednesday, and the 
customers seemed to be satisfied. 
This clientele, evidently. Is not over- 
Interested In the house as opposi- 
tion to the big picture houses, even 
with an admission that Is 20 cents 
lower than the first run houses. 

The opening bill had "The Nar- 
row Street" as the feature attrac- 
tion with Walter Rudolph and bis 
Melody Masters as the added start- 
er. The picture pleased; so did 
Rudolph who pitiys the accepted 
music of the b1<^^i^ house director. 
The extra features were Alfreda 
Wynne, soprano, who has played 
them all In this town, consequently 
there was no flutter of excitement 
from the patrons, and Hazel Stall- 
ing, another eoast defender, with a 
record of ap^pearances . In and 
around these parts. 

At the Strand the new policy 
started with Tom Mix in ^Teeth" 
as the feature for the 24 sheets and 
five acts of small time vaudeville. 

The Depford Sisters Trio opened 
the )>111. Dressed as tboucb th«y 
were Used to the split Treeks and 
small stases. the girls handicap 
their work through their appear- 
ance. They have a good routine of 
acrobatics and with a flasn in cos- 
tume and their own set this act 
could be lined up for better time. 

Bert Chadwick, a high yellow, fol- 
16wed with some fast stepping. Bert 
must be known for he got a hand 
as he passed the annunciators. 
"The Indian Follies" is small tttane 
with songs and dances with the four 
Indians in costume and a white 
woman doing the announcing. Joe 
Devlin did well next to^ closing with 
his musical moments and Al Sweet's 
Singing Huzxars closed. These boys 
can play the old-timers and a 
spirited national air brought them 
the expected surefire -curtain calls. 

Qate. 



May Allbon's Final Stand 

. Los Angeles. Feb. 24. 

May Allison, screen actress, has 
'ftled suit in the Superior Court for 
a divorce from Robert Bills Reel, 
hrom whom she has been separated 
several years, on a complaint of 
desertion. 

Miss Allison several times during 
the past few years was about to 
stArt divorce proceeding but tech 
time the complaint was prepared, a 
reconciUiation was affected. She 
states that there will be no more. 
The husband is known on the jicreen 
and stage as Robert Ellis. 



DELAY BURGLARY REPORT 

Hold- Up in Una TreVelyn'a Home 

Learned of Threugh Neigh* 

bors' Talk— a Week Later 



UBSON-ntlB^'S FUST 

Los Angeles, March S. 

Frank Urson and Paul Iribe will 
noake the first production to be su- 
pervised and released through the 
Oedl B. De Mllle organisation in tie 
Producers' Distributing Corporation 
exchanges. 

It will be a Leatrice Joy produc- 
tion, with work scheduled to begin 



Los Angeles. March S. 

The police are investigating a 
holdup in the home of l^na 
Trevelyn. film actress, at which 
time the bandits took $10,000^ in 
Jewelry and furs and $100 in cash 
from a friend who was in the house 
at the time. 

The burglary took place last 
week but no report was made to 
the police. It was only through the 
talk of neighbors tthat the robbery 
became known. 



1 

HEARSTLETS 
OUTAUFILM • 



Vacates' Oflicies and Bun-«.i 
galow on U. S. Lot — 
'M^ Deal Cold 



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BEBNHEIM IN OEKMANT 

Los Angeles, Marph 3. 
Julius Bernheim, who has ten- 
dered bia resignation as general 
Inanager of Unlversal's West Coast 
'studio shortly. Is going to Germany 
tq establish headquarters and ban- 
tile Car) Laemmh's American film 



Los Angeles, .March 3. 

KeJectloR of a deal whereby '"i 
Metro-Goldwyn was to have made i 
six pictures' a year from stories i 
furnished by him and -the sudden J 
release from bis contract of Dr*<^ 
Daniel Carson Goodman, indicates 
that William Randolph Itcarst \g 
through with the pro<lluctlon of pio- ^ 
tures for 1925 at least. . 

Dr. Goodman, vice-president of 
Cosmopolitan Productions and Ken> 
era! manager of the film produtinf 
department for Hearst as ^vell, 
failed to negotiate a deal with the 
Metro Goldwyn forces, as Hearst 
did not care to permit the produc*' 'i 
ing-releaslng organization to make i 
pictures from stories he owned, un- j, 
less he were permitted to have a •^ 
representative as well as himself. % 
supervise the casting, adaptation of 4 
the scenario and cott of the pic- ^ 
ture. Metro-Ooldwyn was to give -| 
Hearst 60 per cent, of the net ' J 
profits tnade from tb*se pictures in .■ 
lieu of a stipulated amount of 
money for the story. AH of these ^ 
pictures were to be known as Cos- j 
mopolitan releases. 

For four months Goodman had 
been working on this projdirt with' '< 
Louis B. Mayer, ^ representing 
Metro-Goldwyn, but . no headway 'd 
coDld be made so far as getting ^ 
Hearst to -accept the proposition. 
E^arly last WMk Hearst gave his '' 
final rejection of the plan and at 1 
the same timo notified Goodman 1 
that his services would not be re- <i| 
quired after Saturday. Goodman 
had been employed by Hearst for 
about two years In this capacity 
and up to Jan. 1. last, was receiv- 
ing $1,000 a week salarj'. Then, 
according to reports, the contract 
held by Goodman ran out and the 
latter Is said not to have renewed 
It. but increased his weekly stipend 
to $1,250 a week. 

At the same time that Hearst 
Informed Dr. Goodman thirt he 
would not- requlroi his services any 
longer ^n order was Isftued to al- 
low all of the five employees, with' 
the exception of George Hill, di- 
rector, and Harrison Ford, actof;'^ 
(under contract, and who bare 
been farmed OUt to other pro- 
ducers), and Harry Poppe. assistant 
t9 Goodman, an4 an auditor to leave 
also Saturday. The auditor was In-' 
structed to remove all papers be^ 
longing to the concern to an office 
located with one of the Hearst 
papers here, while IPoppe was In^, 
structed. to dispose of all property 
used for production by the concern, 
and then return to New Tork. ,^ 

Marion Daviea' Next Picture 4 
Though It had been expected that^ , 
Marlon Davles would begin prO«* < 
ductlon of "Polly Preferred" shortly 
It is understood that this has not; ^ 
been definitely decided uvMS^' 
through delay In making a posItIv4r' : 
story selection for Miss Davles' next. ; 
flhn. ' ' ■' 

With the release of employees*- . 
the offices occupied by tlje Hearst^ 
forces at the Unft'ed Studios wet*' 
vacated. A bungalow erected '<*'^,'_ 
Miss Davles at the United lot, W ' 
is said, will also be ' released by 
Hearst. It la said that thi« 
bungalow, whiqh Is one of thre* '; 
weed by stars on this lot. Is tba J 
most expensive ever erected here, i 
having four rooms elaborately fur- J 
nlsh%d and a Roman sunken hath '"] 
tub. According to reports, the build- ^^ 
Ing and furnishing of this bungalow 
entailed an expense of $20,000. It 
was only completed a few weeks' 
before Miss DuVIes ended her work 
In "Zander the Great." 

Dr. OqpdmAn would not admit hiB 
relations with Hearst had been sev- 
ered.^ He simply announce<1 leav- 
ing tm New York last Monday and 
woul#be gone for a three or fouf 
week vacation. It is understood, 
however, he Is going there to ne- 
gotiate a release for some pictures 
he Is to make hlmrelf, and that It 
will probably be with' the Metro- 
Goldwyn organization. 



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Wednesday, liarcli 4, 1925 



PICTURES 



VARIETY 



29 



BATTLE FOR HARK-STRAND STOCK 
COMING AT SPIEGEL AUCTION TODAY 



Producer-Dbtributor Factions to Be Represented 
When Shares of Bankmpt Manager Are Offered 
— Predict Lively Bidding on Part of Producers, 
Who Want to Have Voice in Management to 
Assure Broadway First Run 



A Bplrlted tettl* to secure the 
Btocit holdlnKS in the Mark-Strand 
Btock of Max 8piec«l. who ha» 
been decUred bankrupt, which la to 
bo offered at public auction this 
morning In the . Exchange Sales 
Kooms on Veeey street, is pre- 
dicted, ^veral of the larger pro- 
ducer-dtetrlbutlng corporations. It 
is understood, will have agents on 
hand In an endeavor to obtain the 
holdings so that they will be in a 
position to have a voice in the man- 
agement of the string of Strand 
thestres in the state, and especially 
the New York Strand theatre, which 
would give them an assut-ance of a 
Broadway first run for their 
product. 

Approximately 860 shares of the 
common and »0 shares of preferred 
are to 1:* ofTered. The price on the 
common is generally stated to be 
$820, but at today's sale there is 
every indication that the bidding 
will send the stock over the $500 
mark. This would mean that the 
block of common alone would go 
over the $400,000 mark. 

The stock to be offered is as fol- 
lows: 

365 shares of common stock of 
Market and Beaver Realty Corpora- 
tion. 

113 shares of preferred stock of 
Market and Beaver Realty Corpora- 
tion. 

760 shares of Mark Spiegel Realty 
Corporation common capital stock 
represented by voting trust certifi- 
cate. 

629\ shares Mitchel H. Mark 
Realty Corporation common capital 
stock. 475 represented by voting 
trust certificates. 

22 H shares Mitchel H. Mark 
Realty Corporation preferred capi- 
tal stock. 

2M shares of common stock of 
Mitchel H. Mark Realty Corpora- 
tion now held by Citizens Trust 
Company, Buffalo, New York, sub- 
ject to the lien of EZstelle B. Mark. 

es% shares of preferred stock of 
Mitchel H. Mark Realty Corpora- 
tion now held by Cltixena Trust 
Company, Buffalo. New York, sub- 
ject to the Hen of ElsteUe B. Mark. 

In the general notice of the sale 
the following la set forth relative 
to the rarlous corporations which 
iwe represented by the stock: 

Th« Mitchel H. Mark Realty 
<!lorporation manages and operates 
Tery valuable theatre properties. 
toc-lHdlng the New York Mark 
i9traad Tbeatr*. Brooklyn Strand 
Theatre ▲Ibany (N. Y.) Strand 
Theatre and Troy (N. Y.) Strand 
Thejitre. It is a dosed corporation 
with a toUl caplUI stock of $S50.- 
000 preferred and $750,000 common. 
The preferred has been paying 7 
per cent per annum and the com- 
mon 12 per cent per annum regu- 
larly. The 2t>8 shares of common 
and ftSVi shares of preferred of thU 
corporation stated to be subject to 
tb* lien of Sstelle B. Mark are 
subject to a lien . in her favor not 
in. excess of $15,000. According to 
its annual statement as of Decem- 
ber SO, 1922, this corporation had a 
surplus subject to 1922 Income 
taxes of $747.608.S2. On August 9, 
l«3t, in an action in the Supreme 
Court, New York County, the value 
of the common stock, based on 
tangible assets only of the cor- 
poration, was found to be $251.46 
per share; adding good will, the 
value was found to be $321.61 per 
share. It is stated the declared, but 
unpaid, dividends on the aforesaid 
shares of stock aggregate approxi- 
mately $20,000. 

The M.irket ic Beaver Realty 
Coi;poration has cash assets of 
$120,000 and is the owner of a sec- 
ond mortRage of $291,000 on the 
Newark Theatre, Market street, 
Newark. N. J., with liabilities not 
exceedlnK $5,000. The -Iml mort- 
g:igo on this properly ." ?2IC>,000, 
and the property waa bon^Iit by the 
present owner in Miu\h, 1?»22, for 
$1,000,000. The capltaiiKatlon of 
file .Market & Beaver Realty Cor- 
poration Is $460,000, of which there 
is oulsffir.dlng $100,500 preferred 
and T.",oo.rino common. Of the rash 
CM li.ml ;ii.:)roxima!el.>- $fi3,000 rep- 



TWOTALMADGE 
FILMS STARTING 



Jos. M. Schenck Right 
Back to Work 



Los Angeles, March S. 

Joseph M. Schenck, accompanied 
by his wife. Norma Talmadge, 
and Nick Schenck arrived here 
in a special car, »^er a three- 
month Eurc,-,.n trip. Upon his 
arrival he immediately arranged 
for the starting of production of 
the two Talmadge compcuiies and 
the Buster Keaton organization. 

Constance Talmadge will be the 
first, commencing in "The Man She 
Bought" from an original story by 
Hans Ki^ely. at the United Studios 
on March 9. March 16, Norma Tal- 
madge will start her first produc- 
tion at the same studio, in "Qrau- 
stark." Both of these films are to 
be released by First NationaL 

Keaton Is expected to get under- 
way at his own studio about April 
1 on a new story for which he has 
provided the plot himself. It will 
be on the Metro-Goldwyn program 
and follow "Seven Chances," which 
Keaton has just completed. 

Bchenclc. it is said, will also be- 
come quite active in the affairs of 
United Artists shortly. According 
to reports several important confer- 
ences with Hiram Abrams, Nathan 
Burlcan and Denis T. O'Brien, be- 
sides the producing units repre- 
sented will be held. The confer- 
ences are scheduled early in March 
at the Fairbanks- Plckford studios 
and are for the purpose of discuss- 
ing a new release schedule. 



LAlfGEST 2D MORTGAGE 



Chicago, March S. 

The largest individual second 
mortgage ever underwritten In Chi- 
cago has been placed on property 
of the new Ascher Brotliers' The- 
aters Corporation of Illinois. It is 
for 1725,000, to run three years at 
7 per cent., and Is to finance pur- 
chase of $1,000,000 half-Interest in 
the Roosevelt theatre from the 
Metro-Qoldwyn interests. The mort- 
gage covers 16 proi>ertles and as 
a;dditlonal security has a pledge of 
all the stock of the. corporation. 

This negotiation closes out a half 
interest held since 1919 when the 
Roosevelt was erected. At the time 
the Ooldwyn Picture Corporation 
secured through its president. Sam- 
uel Ooldwyn. a half interest in the 
Ascher string of theatres for ap- 
proximately $1,000,000. LAter came 
the consolidation of Goldwyn and 
Metro. 

In connection with the deal a new 
Ascher Bros. Theatres Corporation 
has been Incorporated under the 
laws of Illinois to take over the 
stock and is to be headed by Nathan 
Ascher. 



TOM TERRISS' 'BUDDY'S WIFE' 

Tom Terries will start work on his 
first TerrisR Production when people 
he is after can be obtained. The first 
picture will be tentatively entitled 
"My Buddy's Wife," from T. How- 
ard Kelly's story. 

Terrlss hsR studio and script. 



reaonts moneys to be distributed uh 
accumulated dividendt* on tho out- 
standing preferred stock. 

The .Mark Si.ioRel Ilealty Cor- 
poration owns the l<'a.s<'boUl on the 
Filrgtruld Bnildinj;. 43rd Klieet 
and rtroiidway, Xew York City. Itti 
capltaliiatlon is $500,000 |>refcrred 
stock and 20,000 shares of common 
stock without nominal or par value. 



BILL HART IS 
Wrm SCHENCK 



Three Pictures Through 
United Artists 



Loa Angelea, March S. 

WllUam S. Hart has been signed 
by JosepL M. Schenck to make 
three fee*" s to be released 
through United ' .isU. 

The first will get under way at 
the United Artists' Studio next 
month with Schenck assisting Hart 
in the selection of the story and 
casts. 

Schenck feels that with proi>er 
westerns Hart wlU be a bigger box 
office card than ever before. 



FIND BRUISED WOMAN 
AFTER SUICIDE ATTEMPT 



Mrs. Martha Taylor Claims 

Husband Watched Ht; 

Beating 



Los Angeles, March $. 

Mrs. Martha Taylor, known in 
Hollywood as a picture colony 
dentist, was f^und by police on the 
lawn In front of 1627 Gordon street 
suffering from a badly bruised jaw 
and under the effect of bromide. 
Mrs. Taylor told the police she had 
taken the bromide in an attempt 
at suicide. 

She further stated that having 
separated from her husband she 
went to the Gordon street address, 
Mr. Taylor's residence, to deliver 
some clothes to hlaa when two 
women, whom she declared to be 
actresses, and a prise fighter, named 
Sharkey, l>eat her up and threw 
her out while Taylor looked on. 

Following medical aid Mrs. Taylor 
was releamd after she had refused 
to make a complaint against either 
the two women or Sharkey. 



FAMOUS AND ORPHEDM 
BOTH SKYROCKETING 

Former Reaches New High for 

Common, Crossing 100 Mark 

— Orpheum Up 8 Points 



Famous Players, common, hit a 
new high late last week and passed 
the century mark, going to 108H. 
with the Insiders of the opinion 
that the stock wlU reach 110 on 
the report of the earnings of the 
organization for the last quarter. 
At the same time the Orpheum 
shares leaped on the strength of 
the annual statement ■ and went up 
eight points to 29. 

During the first two days of 
trading this week, however, Fa- 
mols dropped off about a point and 
»> half, which, however, did not dis- 
courage those that are holding the 
stock, for their minds are made up 
to hold until 110 la reached and 
then to drop it. Orpheum re- 
mained firm and yesterday went up 
an eighth, which was only a quar- 
ter under the high for the year. 

All the other picture and theatre 
operating stocks on the big board 
fell off to a riight extent yester- 
day, with Loew's. Inc., being the 
most heavily dealt in next to Fa- 
mous. 

On the curb both Universal and 
Wnrners' dropped slightly. 

The closing quotations yesterday 
were: 

Sales. HIrh. T.ow.C1o««.Ch's«. 

Raatman K(xt. 700 11?% 11^^ 112% 

Pnmoiu Play..«..V»0 102% 101 lOlH —1 

Do pref ROO 107^ lOfiV, 10«\ —1 

Tx>nr'». Iw . .2..100 V\ 2SV4 2SH — \^ 

Mrt-noldwyn.. 100 aOH 20H SSH — H 

Orplieum 900 29>4 29 2!)<S + % 

Curb 

Universal P.. 700 ST iS 9« —1 

Warner Broc. .2.100 ISH IS IS — U 



Tnrn-Oat for De MiBe 



Points Out Chaplin's 
Unsophisticated Audiences 

Los Angeles, March t. 

After 17 days of Introducing evi- 
dence and witnesses in the Chaplin 
suit to restrain Charles Amador 
from impersonating Charlie's screen 
attire, the case temporarily ended 
before Judge Hodner in the Su- 
perior Court last Saturday. 

In his final argument Charles 
Mlllikan. attorney for Chaplin, said 
that the bulk of audiences who see 
ChapUn are composed of people of 
little sophistication, and that F. M. 
Sandford. the producer to whom 
Amador is under contract, is a com- 
mercial pirate and purposely had 
advertising used for his pictures to 
mislead i>eople into believing It was 
ChapUn. 

Judge Hudner stated his deol- 
sion would not be made for at least 
two weeks and that in case It were 
in favor rf Chaplin he might ask 
the tatter's attorney, Mlllikan. to 
assist him in preparing bis find- 
ings, as the matter was so tangled 
and complicated. 



WANTED-nG LEAF GIRL 



'•- ' ' Los Angeles, March 3. 

Hobart Henley Is to begin the 
making of "Nothing to Wear." the 
first screen story Bam Bhipman 
wrote for Metro-Goldwyn. 7*he 
screen adaptation was made by 
Bess Meredyth. 

What iK perplexing Henley most 
is to find the girl to play the title 
role, so he says. Hobart states she 
muHt be a modern Eve and that 
he cannot find a girl in Hollywood 
who will disport herself through- 
out a picture with a "fig leaf as 
her only wearing apparel, even 
though this must be' accepted as 
pre- press ntuff. 



Los Angeles, March S. 

Cecil B. £>e MlUe has Uken of- 
ficial poH.scsslon of the former 
Thomas H. Ince studios In Culver 
City. This was done by the City 
of Culver naming an afternoon as 
a holiday, with 2,000 of Its re.tldents 
turning out and meeting the new 
producer on the lawn In front of 
his new studios. 

It was a very auspicious occasion. 
Harry Culver, founder of Culver 
City, presented De MUle with a gold 
key to th; city. Mayor C. V. Loop 
extended him the ofncL-^l welcome. 
Then Joseph M. Schenck, Louis B. 
Mayer, and AI. Christie on the be- 
half of the producers wished him 
all sorts of success. 

Next came Frank C. Munroe of 
Producers' Distributing corporation 
who spoke of the tuallties and 
ability of De MUle. After that Fed- 
eral Judge Bledsoe stated he came 
to pay tribute to two great pro- 
ducers. Oqe was Thomas H. Ince 
who had passed away at the height 
of his career, and the other De 
MUle whom he felt would start 
where Ince had left off and make 
Culver City the greatest producing 
center In the history of the picture 
industry. 

De Mille spoke after that and 
said he would do everything for the 
advancement of the community and 
would make the best pictures that 
money could in'ovlda. After the talk 
De Mille held a reception for the 
residents of the town, aU of whom 
mounted the st^ps of tha studio and 
shook hands with their new neigh- 
bor. 



R Hughes on Flappers, 
Cigarets, History, Mother 

Sacramento, Cal., March t. 

"The morals of today are bad. 
but for the first time in history they 
are getting better." Rupert Hughes, 
author and picture director, de- 
clared here in adressing the Book 
Club. 

"Whenever anyone tells you that 
the flapper of today is destroying 
civilization by smoking clgarets I 
i>eg you to remember the hintory 
that states that in 18(0 teachers in 
Scotland were Inntructlng their 
girl students how to fill plpeH." 

Continuing, Mr. Hu,fhes Said he 
approved of smoking and that h*" 
was trying to persuade his 80-year- 
old mother to take It up. 



N. Y. PRODUCERS 
ANGERED AT 
SMALL AGENCY 



Unreliable R^>orts on 
Available People — Play- 
ers Under Engagement 



Several hlg producing Interests 
In New York are Indignant over the 
alleged representation by the ^^d- 
ward Small Co., In Its Los Angeles* 
Hollywood offices, that certain ulars 
desired for immediate work wera 
available, but subsequent check-up 
found all working or under indefi- 
nite contract. 

One firm sought Conrad Nagel, 
with the SmaU office on the Coast 
alleged to have wired he waa 
"avallabla." This proved untrue, aa 
Xagel is under a Metro-G->ldwyn 
contract, playing the lead In tha 
screen version of "^un Up," In 
which Lucille LaVerne starred In 
New Tork. 

This week found a number of new 
productions (independent) ready to 
stiu-t work, but stiU minus the stars 
exi>ected. There are a numl>er of 
prominent players available. . et 
none were "approved" by the casting 
directors. Several stars open for 
engagements demanded weekly 
stipends \hat were said to be pro- 
hIblUve. 



"3 Faces Cast" by Belasco Prod. 
Los Angeles. March S. 

"Three Faces Bast" Is the next 
the Belasco Productions will make 
for the Producers' Distributing Cor- 
poration. 



Los Aagelea. March t, 

A dsluge of wires from New Tork 
have been received by local "en- 
gagement bureaus" and a complete 
list of every star and player of 
prominence, male and female, waa 
rushed back to Broadway. 

It was found that Lewis Stone 
will not l>e avallabla until the mid- 
dle of May: Harrison Ford, now 
with Corlnne Orlfflth, available about 
March 16; Frank- Keenan, tied up 
with vaudeville bookings; Charles 
Murray, of the Ooodwyn lot; Owen 
Moore, at liberty in about three 
weeks; Percy Marmont, available 
May 1; Harry Meyers, now with 
Fox, about April 1; Tully Marshall, 
second week in May; Matt Moore, 
tied up with Goodwyn; Raymond 
McKee. under Mack Sennett con- 
tract Indefinitely; Jack Mulhall, 
with Fox, available about March 20; 
Tom Moore, on location in Port- 
land, Ore.; Marc McDermott, open 
about March 16; Robert Bdeson. 
working; Claude OlUingwater. 
available May 1; Hobart Bos,eorth. 
about May 15, through with preseilt 
contract; Warner Baxter, to be in 
next Agnes AVres picture; Blllott 
Dexter, In vaudeville; William Des- . 
mond, with Universal serial; Haliani 
Cooley, under Christie contract at 
present. 

Women Engaged 

Among the women, Viola Dana, 
will not be at liberty until May 15; 
Louise Dresser, working on "The 
Ooose Woman" for Universal; 
Pauline Frederick and June Klvldge, 
in Australia, to play in "The Lady"; 
Pauline Garon, tied up with War- 
ner Bros' contract, playing in "R««e 
of the World": Marguerite De La 
Motte, with Hunt Stromberg in- 
definitely! Hedda Hopper, working 
on "The Teaser," available some- 
time this month; Phyllis Haver, on 
tour with Cosmic Art; Mary Alden. 
available sometime this month; 
Alma Bennett, can be farmed; 
Enid Bennett, available the laat of ' 
March; Gladys Brockwell, with 
First National, open sometime this 
month; Barbara Bedford, with Sum 
Rork Co., available the last of 
March; Helene Chad wick, with 
Warner Bros, until AprU 1; Ellleen 
Purdy, on location In Portland, Ore., 
until the latter part of the month: 
Kathlyn WIHiams, In India; Ruth 
Btonehouse, on tour with Cosmic 
Art; Mae Marsh, tied up with 
Vitagraph; May MacAvoy, working 
with "Ben-Hur" Co.; Jane Novak, 
in London indefinitely and Kather- 
ine McGulre, on tour with Coamlo 
Art. 

This does not Include tbosa un- 
der starring contracts with Para- 
mount, First National. Universal 
Metro-Goldwyn and soma of tha 
other big producing firms. 

This list, however, does give posi- 
tive evidence that there are many 
players desired for Independent 
productions who are not available 
at this time. 

It is also evident that qulta a 
number, who ware avallabla wtthln 
the past fortnight, have baaa sigae* 
up within the past few 4taya for 
picture work la 



so 



VARIETY 



PICTURES 



■ 'j: •a -.,v -.>•'•"- 



Wednesday, March 4, 1925 



MET, $28,000; IRON HORSr $26,400; 
LOS ANGELES HOUSE JUMP 



I Monday Holiday Helped— "Rag Man" Couldn't 
Better $6,600— ''Charley's Auiit," $19,000 
Third Week— Special Parties Pushing ''Horse" 



m 



Los Angeles, March 3. 

(Drawing Population, 1,250,000) 

Washington's Birthday with the 
I beginning of Lent proved to be the 
aieana of the flrst-run houses doing 
far better business. The holiday 
proved to be a way out for a ma- 
jority of the houses which had only 
• Cabrly good Saturday and a rather 
light Sunday afternoon but good 
Sunday night The cause for the 
Sunday afternoon falling oft was 
the holding of two automobile races 
which together drew around 100,000 
people. 

The Metropolitan, the leader in 
lotajte with Thomas Melghan in 
"Coming Through," did much 
better than the week before. A big 
benefit was the stage feature. 
Slayman All's Eight Blue Devils, 
brought here from the E^gyptlan, 
where they worked in the "Romola" 
prolog. This act Is the speediest 
Arab turn that local folks have seen 
and many «aw it more than once 
during the week. 

Next In the grosses was Orau- 
man's Egyptian at Hollywood where 
"The Iron Horse" ushered in Its 
first week. The picture and presen- 
tation received glowing noticeR from 
the press on the opening with the 
result it did the unexpected of beat- 
ing "The Covered Wagon" for the 
Initial period of Its run. George 
O'Brien, featured, is a prime favorite 
locally and practically every night 
of the first week special parties 
were tendered in his honor at the 
bouse. One of the most auspicious 
ones was that accorded him by Mr. 
and Mrs. Charles Chaplin Wednes- 
day night, when the house was sold 
out to .get a glimpse of Charlie and 
his bride. From opening indications 
this Fox output should easily draw 
Bubstantial returns at the box office 
for 12 weeks and poasibly 16. 

"Charley's Aunt" was In a most 
healthy condition In its third week 
at the Million Dollar and is being 
held for a fourth and possibly can 
stay « fifth to profitable returns. 
For the first three weeks it has 
been able to show better returns In 
comparison than any other picture 
the house has played In the last 
year. 

20 Undraped Models 

"Daddy's Gone A-huntlng." at 
Tx>ew'8 State, did rea«onably well. 
Home 20 living models who were 
In a studio cohtest appeared in the 
house presentation. The girls had 
little to wear and the male turned 
out heavily, with many of them 
leaving after the prol^* 

The California with JaNcie Coogan 
In "The Rag Man" was the prize 
flop of the week. Seems as though 
folks see too much of Jackie around 
town to want to see him on the 
screen. 

"The Great Divide" kept on the 
toboggan In its third week at the 
Criterion, with the house saving the 
day by having mlnisteilal and club 
aids rush In delegations. 
, Warner Bros.' "Lover of Camille" 
did unusually well In its flrnt week 
at the Rialto. Monte Blue was 
heavily featured. A favorite here. 
ll« proved the means of the attend- 
ance being better than it would 
liave been had he been sandwiched 
In the billing with the other fea- 
tured members of the cast, who 
Hean nothing locally. 

-rhl%r' Does Better 

•TPhe Thief of Bagdad" in its third 
week on Main street and first week 
at Miller's did surpriRlngly well 
after having taken the -"chutes" at 
the California. The returns for the 
' week warranted the picture being 
lield over. 

At the Cameo "The Chortis Lady." 
•tarring Margaret Livingston, did 
the daily grind. The title was one 
that drew attention from those wfio 
paaeed by with a good portion of 
ibe pedestrlane coming in as a 
vecult. 

•The Wlaard of Oz" in its third 
week at the Forum did better than 
mar picture for the correspotiding 
Wtik in this house. Had it had a 
4 aw n town play this picture no doubt 
VflioM have played to double the 
tiMlBUee that it did here for the 
Itagtb ef time. 

Eetlmatee for Last Week 

Calif orflla — "The Rag Man" 
Of«tf«-Ooldwyn) (2.000; 27-85). 
Jackie Ooecan does not seem to 
■teas as mnch as formerly. His 
•ateat did aa out and out "brodle." 

Mtnien Deflar— "Charley's Aunt" 
(Prod. Piet.) (J.aOO; J6-86 ) Best 
money retter dila house has had in 
lonff whtla. Third week had little 
difficulty In dolar ll*.M«. 

Metrepolttai»— 'Xloailac Through" 
CParamount) (t,70a: M-M). First 
three dajre Itere stmU wUk bnaioeasjjyi 



$S,40e TOPPED 
IN PROVIDENCE 



Double Bills All Over City 

—$8,000 Each in Two 

Houses 



Providence, March S. 
(Drawing Population, 300,000) 

Judging from the grossea, Ihe first 
week of Iient meant nothing at all 
to the people of this town. The re- 
ceipts Ash Wednesday were higher 
than any other day of the week ex- 
cept Monday (holiday) several man- 
agers reported. 

The Strand staged a quick come- 
back from the previous week's flop 
and copped the cream with Tom 
Melghan In "Coming Through." 
Estimated gross around $8,400. 

The Majestic, largest In town, and 
the Victory, ran neck and neck at 
$8,000. Paramount's "Swan" clicked 
for $7,500 at the Modern, uptown, 
while "Thundering Herd" packed 
'em In at the little Rialto all week 
to 15,100. 

Lest Week's Estimates 

Majestic (2,800; 10-15-26-40)— 
"Tomorrow's Love" (Paramount) 
and "Do It Now." Under normal, 
but going up at $8,000. 

Strand (2,200; 16-26-40)— "Com- 
ing 'Through" (Paramount) and "The 
Brass Bowl." Strong bUL Big. 
Estimated gross $8,400. 

Victory (1.950; 15-25-40)— "The 
Rag Man' (Metro-Goldwyn) and 
"Let 'er Buck" (Universal). Good 
week. Kids packed house. Around 
$8,000. 

f^odern (1,500; 15-25-40)— "The 
Swan" (Paramount) and "Girl of 
Gold." Very good week. $7,500 
claimed. 

Rialto (1,448; 16-25-40)— "Thun- 
dering Herd" (Paramount) and 
"Waking Up the Town." Zane 
Grey - Paramount attraction big 
draw here. About $6,100. 
This Week 

Majestic, 'ller Husband's Secret" 
and "The Lure of the Yukon"; 
Straiid, "The Beloved Brute" and 
'The Cost of Beauty"; Victory, 
XAdy of the Night" and "The Early 
Bird"; Modern, "Enticement" and 
'Xearnlng to Love'; Rialto, "The 
Broadway Butterfly" and "Idle 
Toneues." 



Wright'! "Kent" With letsen 

"The Re-creation of Brian Kent," 
said to be Harold Bell Wright'i> 
record book, la to be produced by 
Sol and Irving Lesser of Principal 
Pictures. 



settling down to only average bal- 
ance of week; $28,000. 

Grauman's Egyptian ' — "The Iron 
Horse" (Wm. Fox) (1,800; 60-$1.50). 
Got off to flying start and did ex- 
ceptionally well on first full week. 
$2<,400. 

Loew's State — "Daddy's Gone 
A-Huntlng" (Metro Ooldwyn). This 
Frank Borzage product had no 
medals glittering on it and Its salva- 
tion as far as intake waa stag 
presentation; $18,000. 

Criterion — "The Great Divide" 
(Metro-Goldwyn) (1,600; 40-66). 
Third week not warranted. Though 
houEe lost nothing did not show far 
above "red" margin; $9,000. 

Forum — "The Wixard of Oe" 
(Chadwick) (1.800; 36-66). Rather 
remarkable for picture to hold up 
three weeks in this neighborhood 
house. Showing profit each week. 
Final gross $4,800. 

Miller's— 'Tlie Thief of Bagdad" 
(United Artists) ($00; 25-75). 
Though this Fairbanks did poorly 
at California, It showed very good 
hero by getting on .first week $2,700. 

Cameo — "The Choru« Lady" 
(Prod. Dint.) (800; 26-36). Title 
meant great deal in getting them In 
with gross most satisfactory through 
Intake of $2,000. 

Rialto — "The Lover of Camille" 
(Warner Bros.) (900; 85-50). For 
flret week business held up exceed- 
ingly well. Picture got good notices 
and trade steady, with final count 
00. . . - . . . 



VARIATION m SUBJECTS 
AND GROSSES IN WASH. 

Lent Bumped Business After 
Fast Start — Two Metros 



Shown 



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Washington, March t. 

(Estimated population, 450^000; 
150,000 ooiorbd) 

It doeeo't seem possible that four 
houses couM present such contrasts 
during any one week aa developed 
during last week. On one hand, 
business constantly mounted, while 
on the other the l>ottom dropped out 
when Lent arrived. At the Palace, 
with "Excuse Me." everything sug- 
gested prosperity. At the Rialto, 
Columbia and Metropolitan, this 
same spirit was manifested at the 
offset of the week, but gradually 
diminished. 

Lawrence Beatus at the Palace 
(Loew's) was the personification of 
"all's right with the world." He wae 
proud of his lobby display which 
transformed the entrance Into a sta- 
tion waiting room, and more proud 
of the business. It was a Metro- 
Goldwyn picture besides. 

Doria Kenyon ^.u.s liked In "A 
Thief in Paradise" at the Metro- 
politan: "The Great Divide" at the 
Columbia got an extra plug through 
having Henry Miller In town In his 
curtain speeches making reference 
to the fact that it was here he first 
appeared in the piece. The Rialto, 
however, got the worst of it with 
"The Tenth Woman." and on top 
of that had to shoulder the expense 
of a high-priced act run In aa an 
added feature. 

Estimatee for the past week: 

Columbia— "The Great Divide" 
(Metro-Goldwyn). (1.2S3; 36-60). 
Liked and getting what could be 
termed exeellent money when con- 
sidering drop first two day^. About 
$12,000. 

Metropolitan — Doris Kenyon in "A 
Thief In Paradise" (First National). 
(1,642; 86-60). Skidded eomewhat. 
although picture was praised highly. 
Around $10,000. 

Palace — "Excuse Me" (Metro^ 
Gotdwyn). (8,482; 86-60). Very^ 
excellent week for this large ca- 
pacity house. Special exploitation 
helped to about $17,000. 

Rialto — "The Tenth Woman" 
(Warner Bros.). (1.987; 86-60). Got 
half final count In first two days. 
Totaled about $8,000. 



STARS IN STOCK 

DID NOT HELP 

K. C. HOUSE 



Newman with Personal 

Appearances Wholesale 

Got $15,000 



Kansas City, March 8. 

The greatest galaxy of picture 
"names" ever la this city favored 
the town with their presence last 
week. Witb Elliot Dexter and the 
Lee children featured at the Or- 
pheum and the Cosmic Production 
Company's aggregation of stars ap- 
pearing at the Newman and in a 
special show -at Convention Hall, 
the followers of the silent drama 
were kept busy. Pew took the time 
to attend the special show at Con- 
vention Hall but they did not tail 
to get to the other places. 

The Cosmlo's personal entertain- 
ment, advertised to Include not only 
the personal appearance of the 12 
stars, but a regular vaudeville or 
revQe show to be followed by danc- 
ing In which the artists would par- 
ticipate, was the most perfect flop 
of many similar things which have 
occurred here. When the Valentino 
"medicine show" was here several 
years ago it fliwered and the press 
gave numerous columns of space to 
It, but the Cosmic show was a com- 
plete flop with practically no one 
In the hall. 

The artists, however, were game 
and gave their acts, but when it 
came to the dancing they gradually 
"faded out." The company which 
Is. under the direction of Harry 
TlJEhe Is composed of BryanJ Wash- 
burn, Kathryn McGulre. Ruth 
Stiooehouse, (Tullen Landie, Carl 
Miller, Helen Holmes, Anna May 
Woag, Jack Daugherty, Ena Greg- 
ory,. Pbynis Haver, Maude George 
and Joe Murphy. 

It' was different at the Mewman, 
hofwever, as the bunch drew heavily, 
which may explain the lack of In- 
terest at th«ir own sbow. Starting 
WMnesdajr the entire company was 
Introduced personally, and as ,the 
regular admission price of SO cents 
wAs not railsed the house waa, oapa- 



BRISK BUSINESS IN PHILLY; . 

FOX, $20 jOO: STANLEY, $2i500 



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Fox's Attractive Surrounding Shows Drawing New 
People Daily— ''Lost World" Got $14,000 at 
Aldine— ''Greed" Held Over . ^ 



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CHARLETSAUNT 
BIG IN 2 HOUSES 



Double Surprise, Up and 
Downtown Last 
. Week 



Baltimore, March 8. 

The Rlvoll, Century and the up- 
town Parkway were the outstanding 
houses In a seasonably off week. 
The Rivoll screened "A Thief of 
Paradise," the Merrick scenario 
proving excellent box office material. 
The Century and the Parkway both 
exhibited "Charley'a Aunt" and 
cleaned up. 

Estimates for Last Week 

Rivoli— (2,300; 26-76). "A Thief of 
Paradise." Did consistent business 
and established an Ash Wednesday 
record. 

Century— (8,300; 80-75). "Charley's 
Aunt." Screen version repeated 
erstwhile legit popularity. Big week 
at about $16,000. 

New — (1,«00; 26-60). "Locked 
Doors." Although advertised as 
scenario product of former Baltl- 
morean this latest Compson film left 
'em cold. Gross dropped to $10,000. 

Hippodrome— (3,200; 25-76). "I 
Am the Man" and vaudeville. House 
felt the usual Lenten let-up and 
business slipped off slightly, with 
Intake around $9,500. 

Metropolitan— (1,600; 25-50). "A 
Broadway Butterfly." Roughly 
handled by state censors, but easing 
off of Rainess largely seasonal. Re- 
sult may be reported as fair to good. 

ParkvMy— (1,400; 26-50). "Charley 
Aunt." Run cynchronlzed with 
downtown Century. Result even 
more spectacular. Thta small up- 
town ..ouse got one of biggest weeks 
of Its history, with gross reported 
at $7,000. 

Garden— (2,800; 26-50). "The Ridln' 
Kid from Powder River" and vaude- 
ville. Although "Ridln' Kid" none 
other than Hoot Gibson, house 
favorite, box office failed to better 
previous week's figure, and i^ss 
remained around $10,000. 
This Week 

Rlvoll, "New Toys;*: Century. "The 
Thundering Herd"; Metropolitan, 
"The Bridge of Sighs"; New, "Broken 
Laws"; Hippodrome. "Chalk Marks"; 
Parkway, "Charley's Aunt" second 
week); Garden, "Soft Shoes." 






city at most shows. However, when 
It came to paying $2 to see the same 
ones the cwstomera did not show up. 

At the other houses business held 
up fairly well. The Royal with 
"Janice Meredith" at 35 and 60 cente 
held right up to expectations. 
The Week's Estimates 

Meinstreet- "A Jhief In Paradise" 
(First National) (3,200; 60). Five 
acts of vaudeville in addition to the 
picture. Business fairly steady. 
$16,000. 

Liberty— "Secrets of the Night" 
(Urtlversal-Jewel) (1,000; 86-60). 
"Laugh It Off," Ben Turpln comedy 
from book, "The Nightcap." Thrills 
with comedy punch plentiful. |4,60O. 

Newman — "Coming Through" 
^Paramount) (1,980; 40-50). Taylor, 
Parson« and Hawks, vocalists, Fili- 
pino Sextet, Margie Barrett, soubret. 
and a Walter Hlers comedy made 
up the bill for the first three days, 
but the Cosmic Productions com- 
pany of 12 screen players who are 
touring th* country for personj^tap- 
pearances, were added Wedrieeday 
and lield for the remainder of the 
week.- Seven shows were given 
dally, commencing at 10 o'clock, but 
the personal appearances of the 
"names" were made at but three of 
the shows. Thomas Melghan was 
heavily featured and Llla Lee and 
Wallace Beery played up In the 
publicity. Business held up nicely, 
due to the popularity of the star 
and the added features. Clicked 
right at $16,000. 

Hoyal— "^nlce Meredith" (920; 
35-50); MariW Davies. Critics failed 
to agree on thla one, but the criti- 
cisms were not orueL Not far from 
$7,000. .* , 

Other First Runs 

Other first runs in town laet 
week; "The Deadwood Coach," Pan- 
tages; "The Redeeming Sin," Globe. 
"Peter Pan" was given its first sub- 
urbAn showing at the Warwick. 



Philadelphia, March 3. 
The arrival of Lent was offset by 
the appearance of a fipck of new pic- 
tures with real box-ofllce draw, so 
that the week. Instead of showing a 
falling off, displayed a definite gain 
in the majority of film houses. 

"The Lost World" claimed to 
break the opening night record at 
the Aldine Monday, and remained 
big all week, considering Ash Wed- 
nesday and one bad weather break. 
This unusual special is ^getting 
plenty of publicity, received corking 
notices. Is splurging in advertising 
and exploitation, and, all in all, looks 
like the best bet the house has had 
since "The Sea Hawk." It Is defi- 
nitely in for two months. 

The Fox, with one of the best all- 
around bills a picture house in this 
city has ever assembled, continued 
to mount in business. For the first 
time since the house opened mati- 
nees are at the tumaway point, with 
queues almost every evening. 

Ora<*e La Rue was the big Fox 
star, and this last-minute booking 
proved a big knockout. The Ten 
English Rocketts, with Edward Al- 
len, provided another feature, and 
for once the main photoplay was a 
strong draw in Itself, highly praised 
by the dailies. Such a program, with 
several mlpor features not mentioned 
above, provided great advertising 
for the house, and that's what it was 
meant for. It Is understood that 
similar elaborate programs will be 
continued, especially throughout 
Lent. 

Much to everybody's surprise. Von 
Strohelm's "Greed" held on strongly 
at the Stanton, and was kept In for 
a third week after that looked very 
doubtful. 

Grimth's new film, "Isn't Life' 
Wonderful?" had a fairly good first 
week at the Arcadia, and looks set 
for about four weeks of moderate 
business. 

With all this formidable oppoel-' 
tion, and Lent besides, it would not 
have been surprising to see the 
Stanley fall by the wayside, but 
Thomas Mel^han's strong personal 
draw here kept the attendance up to 
average figures, although the pic- 
ture, "Coming Through," was not as 
highly regarded as some of this same 
star's vehicles. The supporting pro- 
gram was nubmerged, with all em- 
phasis on Melghan, and the $24,500 
for the week looked very sweet. 

Where the Lenten season opening 
did hit hard was In the matter ot 
the smaller downtown and neigh- 
borhood houses. The Palace, Karl- 
ton, Victoria and Capitol were all 
definitely off. 

Fox's Strong Line-up i «w 

This week the Fox has what ap» j., j 
pears to be Its strongest llnfe-up yet;. ,,"1^1 
which includes "Excuse Me" as feat« ',',n 
ured picture: Tom Burke, soloist; .,!f^ ■ 
Lieut. Ferdinanda and his Havana '■ y ,j 
orchestra. Ten English Rockettis' ,,t/a 
(held over), and pictures of various . 
activities at the University of Penn- ;i 
sylvania. The latter number is called • 'j 
"Spring Sport Review," and should •. .| 
be a big local drawing power. . . •' 

The Stanley has Corlnne Griffith'* 
"Love's Wilderness," and has bol- 
stered up this none too strong draw 
with Rita Owens, former "Follies" 
girl. In a dancing number; the Joe 
Thomas Sax-O-Tette, a pianist and 
an Indian prima donna. The other ^ , 
houses, except the Karlton, have , 
holdover pictures. The Karlton'e , , 
picture is "Ine« of Hollywood." 
Estimates for Lest Week 
Stanley (4,000; 86, 50 and 75)— 
"Coming Through" (Paramount). 
Tom Meighan's drawing power held 
up weak picture against big opposi- ,,\ 
tion, and business went to $24,500. 
AJdine (1,500; $1.66)— "The Lost 
World" (First National). Opened , j 
big, claiming house Monday record. 
Not at capacity during week, but 
grossed over $14,000. Very good for 
Aldine. In for long stay. 

Stanton (1,700; 86-60 and 76)— 
"Greed" (Metro-Gteldwyn). Held up 
surprisingly well and warranted 
holding over for third week. Busi- 
ness quoted at $12,000. 'Thief of 
Bagdad" next Monday. 

Fox (8,000; 99)— "Dixie Handicap" 
(Metro-Goldwyn). Bill best all 
around house has yet had, with slm- ,!><(;; 
liar ones following this week and •,,«»' 
next. Grace La Rue and Ten Rock- ,,-,(j. 
etts undoubtedly helped build gross 1^ t|- 
up to nearly $20,500. House maklnf .'i 
big splurge and drawing new cliett> ' > ■) 
tele every day. . ,).» 

Karlton (1,100; 60)— "In Every. ,-,. 
Woman's Life." Fair draw, house ■; 
undoubtedly being hurt by Lent. .;;.% 
Down to less than $2,000. ,,. 

Aroadia (800; 60)— "Isn't Life 
Wonderful r* (United Artists). With 
this low scale Griffith picture being 
pushed for run. Last week opened 
«uUe well at $8^000. 



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firednesday, March 4, 1925 



PICTURES 



VARIETY 



«i: 



'S 



COLD SNAP COST BROADWAY HOUS^ 
THOUSANDS-STRAND FELL OFF $4,000 



Ci^>itol Got $47^00 With **Daddy"— $17,150 for 
"Oh, Doctor" and Held Oyei--"Salomc/' 
$21,000— "Charley** Aunt," $22,400, 3d Week 



•fhe cold snap that hit New York 
the Utter part of la«t week wal- 
loPMl business In aJl of the picture 
theatres to an extent that even the 
record receipts of "Washington's 
Birthday coulrt not counterbalance. 

At the Strand It was figured the 
weather hurt th« take of the Con- 
stanee/Talmadge picture, "Learning 
t* Leve," to the extent of at least 
14 000, receipts being 929.800 there. 
The CapUftI with "Daddy« <ione 
A-Huntln^' got >47.300, below the 
usual at that house. 

Xbe Rialto and Itlvoll almost ran 
Beck and neck, with tde former 
house with ''Salome of the Tene- 
mepts" doing the better business, 
getting $20,937, while "The Top of 
the World" at the RlvoU turned In 
920.362. 

At the Piccadilly "Oh, Doctor" 
with Reginald Denny turned so 

?:ood a week's business that the plc- 
ure held over for this week. The 
take was $17,150. While not record- 
breaking It wa« above the average 
business the house has done In the 
last four or five weeks. This Satur- 
day and Sunday beat the talie <Ai 
ipK .flrst two days th^t the pl.tture 
WM hi the house by about $1,000. 

At the Colony "Charley's Aunf* 
In Its tlUpd week seems to be still 
hitting on all. six and it lookB now 
as though a six-week run will be 
almost certain. LAst week showed 
$22,400. 

"The Lost World" at the Astor 
topped the list of the specials that 
are showing In legitimate houses 
with $14,100, while "Quo Vadls" at 
the Apollo played to $11,200. This 
picture will stay there only until 
March 28 with the possibility of a 
8tra,pd date within a week following. 
Two Fox Specials 

The two Fox specials. "The Iron 
Horse" tit the Lyric and "The ^an 
Without a Country" at the Central, 
showed rather well. The former got 
$T,Q70 while t.b» latter, i^th a return 
to the grind policy at tHe house, 
turned $9,88ft 

- At the little Cameo "The Last 
uugh" just topped $5,000 for Its 
■econd week and remains t)x\a week. 

"The Mlracl* of the ^WolvAs," 
which had IH initial New Tork 
presentation ret Uie Criterion last 
Monday niffht, lAjnaged with the 
aid of special society and organlsa- 
tioR attendance to just about touch 
It.OOO. 

"Romola." still at tfie Cohan. 

Stayed to JcMt a little under |8,5M 
UJt week. 

Ettimatea for Last WmW 

Apollo— "Quo Vadls" (First Na- 
tional) (1.400; fl.«6). In for six 
iweks only.' Laat week $11,200. 

Astof— "The Liost World'" (First 
Kational) (Uji; $1.85-2.20). Topped 
the list of specials for money last 
week, gettlncr $14,100. 

Cams*— "The Last Laugh"" (UFA. 
JTnlversal) (549; 60-85). Now In 
third week here after having played 
BlvoH and RIalto. Last week little 
©etter than $5,000. 

Capitol— "Daddy's Gone a-Hurit- 
Ing"' (Met<-o-G(rtdwyrt) (5.800; 60- 
91.85). Business was nof quite up to 
mark expected at big house, with 
holiday taKen info consideration. 
JThe week shotfefl $47,300. 

Central— "Tlie Man Without a 
Country" (Fox) (922; 75-99). After 
week of running two-a-day, With re- 
served seats, house reverted to grind 
.polled last week and showed con- 
siderable gals,, playlnsr five 8t\qws 
InsteaM of two. Business showed 
99 886 

Cohan — "Romola" (Metro - GoU- 
wyn) (1,158; ^1.10-92,20). Holding 
on and picking; up a little at the box 
ofBce, Last week was $8,500. which 
glve^ picture little better than even 
brOcilc 

Cotony— "Charley's Aunt" (Chrls- 
tfe-Pro. DIst. Corp.J (1,980; 60-85- 
•9). For the third consecutive week 
here the picture showed $22,400 at 
the box offlce. Loolu likp it was 
going to stay for six^ee^s nt }"-'•* 

Critsrion— "The Miracle of the 
Wolves" (Foreign) (608; $1.85. 
Though heralded as a mar^l of 
picture, hardly capie up tp expec- 
tatlops. Shown under the auspices 
of committee of wealthy society hien. 
Flrstj week. with, assistance of spe- 
cial society parties and organisa- 
tions, showed Just feW dollars under 
$6,006. ' 

Lyifc— "Th6 Irdn Horse"" (Pox) 
(1,408'; $1.65); Started <Jn Its sev- 
enth month ilii.s week and finished 
up the .sixth with $7,070. 

Piccadilly— "Oh Doctor" (Univer- 
sal) (1,360: ,';o-85). Did buslneWi 
enough the flrst week to cau."re pic- 
ture to bf held over for this w^k 
and beat business on flrst two days 
of the wpok a* against that done the 
flrst week. <;ot $17,150. 
Rialto— Salome ol th© Tsne- 



MARDIGRASIS 
EXCUSE IN N. 0. 



$18,000-$17,000 

COMBINATION 

HOUSES 



SIAMESE TWINS 

PULL $30,000 AT 
ORPHEUM 



$3,700 Top for Lloyd's 
"Hot Water" 



New Orleans, March Z. 

The Mardl 6raa festivities of last 
w'eek wrought harm to the picture 
places about town, practically all of 
the houses suffering save those used 
as "drop ins" for purposes of resting 
the weary limbs of the street 
paraders. People were more con- 
cerned In the fanfare for which this 
town Is famous than In the silver 
sheets. Hftrold* Lloyd was at the 
Strand in "Hot Water." but* few 
p«i%ons seemed to know it. Marlon 
Davles was a negtecte^ entity at the 
Liberty 

Estimates for Last Week 

Strand— (2,200; 88). Harold Lloyd 
In "Hot Water." Excited little com- 
ment. Approximate returns on wee*. 
$3,700. ». • 

Lib«rty^(l,800; 65). "Janice Were- 
dlth." Got something through being 
in wake of parades, but drew little 
on own. Exact gross for week. $2,- 
871. 

Tudor— (800; 28). "Fighthig In 
France" and "The Fall of Jerusa- 
lem." In seven days two pictures 
splitting first and last half did little 
better than $1,800. 

The Saengers have leased tha 
Alamo, their once famous stare show 
on Canal street, to a commercial 
concern. - " 



Weather Break Last Week 

Brought Out Strength 

of Policies 



I 



Vaude. Act in Combina- 
tion Boston (Loew*s) 
House Led Easily 



RADIO "NAMES" 

MADE GOOD 

IN FRISCO 

New Stunt and $23,000 at 
Warfield — Granada 
Topples to $16,800 



,, r, .CleveKocd, March 8. 
(Orawing population 1,500^000) 

Calendar good to the theatres by 
giving them Washington's Birthday, 
but the elements were Jealous and 
ripped away the good early in the 
week. Thursday and FrldJiy Saw the 
worst blizzard this town had wit- 
nessed in 20 years. 

The combination houses* still seem 
to get the best of the deal and It 
Is only a matter of time before they 
are all doing It. % 

Estimates for Last Week 

Stillman— (1.600; 75). Norma Tal* 
made In "The Lady," second w*ek. 
about $13,600. 

Allen-^(3.300; 30-50). Richard Bar- 
thelemess In "New Toys" brought la 
his worshippers, about $14,000 wortn 
of them. I 

State— (3,900; 25-50). Combination 
policy still keeps "em coming. Even 
with bad weather, around $18,(M>0. 

Hipp -r (4,(|f00; 25-50). Mix In 
"Teeth" and vaudeville gave good 
break, around $17,000, very good 
here. 

KsHh's East lOtth— (2,500. 25-50). 
Mix in "Teeth" and vaudevUle 
grossed $12,000, near the top. 

Park— (2,900; 26-40). "Too Many 
Kisses."' around $6,600. 

CirclJ— (1,400; 20-30). Emerson 
Gill's boys and "The Mirage,"" around 
$3,000. Great here. 



''GREED" PANNED AND TALKED 
ABOUT IN LOOP; TAKEN OFF 



''Charley's Aunt" Holds Up in 3d Week— "Centaur" 
Light at $39300 at Chicago— McVickers with 
"Salome" Not Strong Either with $22,000 



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Chicago, March S. 

Wasliingtou's Birthday was a life- 
saver for the majority of the loop 
theatres. Holiday prices were being 
charged. \nd, with a half-decent 
break lo the weather, sent the re- 
ceipts up for that day. Considering 
the exceptionally oold weather that 
prevailed throughout the balance of 
the week, and combined with the 
first week. of Lent and Ash Wednes- 
day, the houses had a good week, 
according to the receipts. \ 

The most-talked-of picture in the) 
loop last week was "Greed."' Re^ 
gardless of the oommeat. it ceceived 
a world of mouth -to mouth adver- 
tising, brought about not by people 
who have witnessed the performance, 
but by those who have read the ad- 
verse criticisms. The management, 
considering the publicity a good ad- 
vertising medium despite the pan- 
ning, losked forward to having a 
banner week. The tables turned, 
with "Greed" (aUtng way l>elow the 
opening week's receipts, and was 
taken off Sunday. The gross. In- 
cluding the extra holiday, was short 
of $12,000. a toslng week, considering 
the amount spent in exploiting tbe 
feature. The third edition of "^uo 



ments" (Fanjous Players) (1,960; 60- 
85-99). ThiB 42d street house of th« 
two Famous theatres got the best of 
the business break, topping the Rtv- 
oll by about $600. Rpccipts were 
$20,927. - w X- • 

Rivoli— "The Top of ttnr World" 
(Famous Players) (2,200; £fO-85-99). 
Drew $20,382 on the week without 
special advet-tlslng orstunti*. 

Strand— "I..enrn In g to Love" (First 
National) (2.900; 35-65-85). Played 
to $29,300 on the week. Acc0rdi 
to estimate made on flr."it fw 
wbuld have bit $33.0M'lf th^pe. , 
been a bad break with the cold 
weather hitting on Frld.iy and Sat- 
urtlav. •■•» !■• ' ">■■■ < ;;■ ■ -' ^ ■ 



opened Monday for two 



Vadls" 
weeks. 

The Chicago, with "The Wife of 
the Centaur" and a minor presenta- 
tion, chalked up a good week, despite 
the Intervening religious holidays 
and weather. The program was not 
exceptionally strong, figuring that 
business would automatically depre- 
ciate during the first week of Lent. 
McVickers, with "Salome of the Ten- 
ements," bounced back to around 
$22,000; low for this house. 

"Charley's Aunt" hardly varied In 
comparison with the previous week. 
Picture looks good for at least two 
more weoks at-l possibly longer. • 

"The Last Man," at the Monroe, 
scaled far i^bove the week before, 
with the management deeming the 
feature strong enough to be held 
over. 

Estimates feir Last Week 
Chicago— ''The Wife of the Cen- 
taur" (First National) (4,600; 50-76), 
Started off great, but sagged In mid- 
dle of week, picking up again Sat- 
urday and Sunday. $39,80*. 

McVickers — "Salome of the Tene- 
ments" (Paramount) f2,4O0; 60-75). 
jQtta Goudal featured, but did not 
prove strong at the box offlce. $22,000. 
Wortroe— "The Last Man" (Fox) 
(973; 50). Only feature In town to 
beat prettous week"s receipts. Held 
ove^ for second week. $6,700. 

9rpheum — "Clfarley's Aunt" (Pro- 
ducer's Pifltributing. 3d week) (776; 
SO), This ChrtStle comedy featuring 
9yd Chaplin running along to even 
gross weekly. Aroiind $9,000. 

Randolph— "The Mad WTiIrl" (Unl- 
versal> (850; 45). 'Vtlth splendid 
publicity and good titlei.'ipross above 
average for thi^ hotise. ' AroUnd 

$4,200. ' . ' 

(jrding Roj^sevett — "Greed"* (M*tfo-Ctold- 

o days <vyrt, 2d and last ii'eek) (1.400; 60- 

•hadn'tl155-75). Most-talked-of pfcture In 

town failed to hold tip an box-offlce 

attraction, due to (jroeKomeilcSS. 

$11,700. Taken eat.' "Quo VadlV hi. 



Boston, March 3. 
(Dravfing Population, 900,000) 
The Siamese Twins (HUtpn Sis- 
ters), at the Orpheum last week, 
smashed the house record, which had 
been held at Loew's by Jack Demp- 
sey, who appeared there several 
weeks ago. Dempsey played to Just 
under $30,000, and with the Siamese 
Twins the house did better than 
$30,000. 

This record was attained with the 
house sticking to its regular prict 
scale. This downtown Loew house 
opens at 9 in the morning and the 
show is continuous until 11 at night 
Under ordinary conditions there Is a 
dribbling patronage until at>out 11 
In the morning, and then It starts to 
build up; but last week, as was the 
fcse with Dempsey, the house was 
almost capacity by noon, and at 
every evening show the BltO sign 
was displayed. 

It la claimed the show was seen 
by close to 90,000 persons, with the 
house* scale 30-40-50 for the day and 
40-50-60 at night. A big pfhy^trom 
the wont'en yr&B reported. "He Who 
Gets Slapped"' was the picture. 

The showing pf the twins vzas well 
handled from every angle bj^ictor 
Morris, manager of the house, who 
Insisted that it watf an bccaslon 
when his regular appropriation of 
publicity and advertising should be 
Jacked up. with the extra money 
culled from the appropti&tlon for 
some other week. As a result the 
twins were constantly In the dailies. 
At the finish of the week the twins 
were the guests of honor at a ban- 
quet, ^ which all the employes of 
the theatre and other acts playing 
the bill were In attendance. 

Business at the other* houses In the 
city was about normal for thfi week, 
due to the holiday Monday taking 
the edge off the pressure which came 
later in the week with the beginning 
of Lent. At Loew's uptown hous^— 
State — the business for the week was 
$17,000, and at the Fenway the gross 
for the we-' ' as ?6.5£0. 'The S.'^t- 
was using "The Grea,t Divide"" and 
"Yarmark," and the Fenway had 
for a feature "Coming "Through."' 

"Coming ThrougV}" was also used 
at two of the smaller downtown 
houses— Beacon and Modern — with 
an added starter In the shape of 
"The Early Bird." At the Modern 
and Beacon the business for the week 
was $5,500. 

Last Week's Estimates 
Fenway ' (1,500; 50-75)— With 
"Coming Through,"" house played to 
a gross of |6,500. 

State (4,000; 50-75)— With "The 
Great Divide," did $17,000. 

Modern (750; 25-35-40) — "Coming 
Through'" and "The Early Bird, $5.- 
600. 

Beacon— -Capacity, scale, attraction 
and gross same as Modern. 

Orpheum — Reeord broken last 
week, with gross over $30,000. Siam- 
ese Twins reibonsible for draw. 
Feature picture. "He Who Gets 
Slapped." Previous record, Just un- 
der $30,000, was held by Jack Demp- 
sey. 

Tfemont Temple— Second month of 
"Tlfe Lost World" still being plugged 
big. 



At Newark. N. J., at Loew's State, 
the Siamese Twins also broke the 
house record, ddlng $36,000, better- 
ing the Jack Dempsey record there 
by $6,000. 

' The Hlitoi> girls are from San An- 
tonio. They are a freak vaudeville 
act and became a freak booking 
throug(i being engaged by the Loew 
Circuit at $2,500 weekly, on a-gamble 
at Newark after the turn had been 
rejected l>y Keith's Hippodrome, 
New York. 

The Newark appearance .was their 
first in eastern vaudeville. 



San Francisco. March 3. 
Only one flop on the street th 
past seven days. It didn't liU hard 
enough to make a thud when It 
landed — this was "The Rose of 
Paris," with Mary Philbln. As a 
rule the Granada, through policy 
and Paul Ash, manages to grab it- 
self a pretty fair opening that carries 
over the Saturday and Sunday busi- 
ness, but this one from Universal 
didn't hit the fancy and from open- 
ing to closing the business was bff. 

The California came through with 
a good comedy program, topped with 
"40, Winks" and the first anniversary 
of Max Dolln, which carried this 
house along to a better than aver- 
age week. Dolln and his high class 
music mean something at the box 
Office and, as his anniversary was 
made much of In the bllUnipv the 
popularity of the I^der brought in 
some extra shekels. 

Loew's Warfled held the lead that 
it oauifht some weeks ago, and with 
the screen version of Rupert Hughes' 
"Excuse Me" and a wise bit of 
showmanship by Fanchon and Marco 
in gatherlBg together for their first 
public appearance the recognized 
stars of the broadcasting radio'sta- 
tlons of both San Francisco and 
Oakland, the house again Smacked 
them for a big week. This house 
has been consistent in its effort in 
novelty program building and the 
town has come to accept the theatre 
as t>elng worthy of a visit for the 
effort It makes In catering, to the 
mass of theatre goers and movie 
fans. ■ ' 

Ettimatis for the Week 
Loew's Warfield — "Sxcuse Me" 
(Metro - Goldwyn - Mkyer). Beosible 
screen version of old stage success 
that registered solidly. Stage pres- 
entation of radio stars in personal 
appearance of "Big Brother." and 
Mort Harris from KPO, "Smiling" 
Jlmmie Kessell and Hazel McDanlel 
from KFRC and the Hawaiian Trio 
from KLX. all with the second week 
of Max Bradfield. himself a radio 
artist, and his versatile band, 
brought the gross of this bouse well 
over $23,000. 

California — "Forty Winks" (Fa- 
mous Players), corking comedy that 
caused talk, together with excellent 
bill of muslo by Max Dolin and his 
orchestra, raised this bouse to about 
$18,500. 

Granada — "The Rose of Paris" 
(Universal). Oft week for this house. 
While the picture wasn't panned by 
those seeing it, they Just didn't come, 
and the box ofllce showed It by ai 
gross of about $16,800. Paul Ash 
and his Synco-Symphonlsts, backed 
by a new stage arrangement of J. A. 
Partington, given good play by 
dailies, completed the program. 
Partington has completed a me. 
chanlcai device that raises or lowers, 
swings to one side of the stage or 
the other, of his setting, and the 
Paul Ash orchestra and the novelty 
of the affair is good foi- some talk 
among the customers. 

Union Square (formerly Hippo- 
drome). Initial week of this house 
with straight picture program with 
music and addition on the stage of 
novelty numbers. "The Narrow 
Street,"" feature, and Matt MoOfe and 
Dorothy Devore in the electrfc sign, 
doesn't mean any tqo much ttt the 
B. O. Ib » town thiit likes names. 
Hit around 48,900; considered good 
for opening week. •* 

Imperial— "The Golden Bed" <Fa-> 
mous Players). Lavish Conception, 
of Cecil. B. De Mllle never did open, 
and dragged 'along ^r two weeks 
with little IntereetT Final week 
topped $8J)00. 

Cameo — "Barbara Freltchte" made 
good Washington Birthday attrac- 
tion and, with house well decorated 
with national colors, did $8,475 week, 
and that's good for their capacity 
and box-office scale. 



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CORRECTION ON BCBAN SHOW'S GROSS 

II I, ■ . .Ill I • 

In A'arlety foUowing the week George Beban in his noad toiu- and 
piclure ap'pcared at Loew's Warfield. San Francisco, Variety's report 
from th|i'. city gave the estimated gross for the Beban engagement 
<»t $17,300. 

(Mr. Beban did |21,S«4 at the Warfield, net, without war t4lK.) 

The correction is n%ade in justice to Mr. Beban. Beban Is an 

Independent picture attraction And In his second season as such, 

flaying the picture houses. An under-estlmate of $1,000 In a single 

week and at an importaift tlieatre l)ke the 'ty'arfield might mislead 

, ftpy ni/mi^er of exhibitors who prefer the grosses as Ike Anal guide. 

Since this error occurre<l Variety luis another corre.spondant at 
: {^"Uit I'runcisco. 

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VARIETY 



Wednesday, March 4, 1925 



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i/A FEIST HIT/ 



^^jOfie DeserOiyi^ 3aUM of Gemute Merit 

itfYRED ROSE 



A FEIST HIT/ 



A Whdle of a Hit — Better 
than ''Doodle -Doo-Doo"/ 

til CLARfNCE GASKILL GEORGE HORTHER ^ WILL DONALPSON 




\/a FEIST HIT/^ 




{Stoh the Gal That I Loved) 

-'/lie lol^({est and best ballad 
: as my occ ij)iXl testifu — 

iy HARRV PCASE an? EO O NELSON 




You cant ^o y/voM^ ^ 
v/itk Qj/iy FEI3J' soi/ig^' 



hu LOl DAVIS 

HARRY 



711 Seventh Avenue 






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VARIETY 



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i/A FEIST hit/ 



m See You 
In Mv Dreams 

■4 |^ACi)c1omk: FoxTrot SensatiofN^ 

% CUS KAMN a^d ISHAM JONES 



v/A FEIST HIT/ 





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^ J?ea/ Lau^k Getter - C/^a;^ c?W Humuis 

jau BEN RUSSELL a«.'/ CLIFF FRiFND 



A FEIST 



HENRY SANTLY 
ICHMAN 



^ y 9K rE.191 nil/ 

NOJfONDER 

(That I Love You) 

fe Wonder Fox Trot Hit/ 

1^ fiENNIE DAVIS ^d JOE BVRNC 



A FEIST HIT/ 



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AMD 111 HAVE SOMEONE AFTER. YVl/Jit 60\E 

A CorkinQ^ Soi^d^ - Just A iLttk 'lowdo^v/i 

Lifnchu HAkR\ HM^l^lSc**^' jOE HAQCV ^'u^;. / . JACK STANLEY 



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Dance Orclwsrmtwns 

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VARIETY 



PICTURES 



WedJaesday. March 4, 1925 



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INSIDE STUFF 

ON PICTURES 



Sid Gruuiiian's KgyptJan theatre In Hollywood still remains th« mystery 
of filmdom. But only on tha business eftd. Mr. Qrauman believes he can 
explain why a feature can run from IJ to 2S weeks In that Hollywood 
dream of his own. but his 'explanation doesn't explain. However, the 
Yact remains that the Grauman house does do Just this. 

Naturally, the Grauman's Kgryptlan Is a perpetual exhibit and pleasure 
to even the cltixens of Hollywood, but there are not enough of them to 
support a picture for a continuous run of many weeks and to grosses 
that often have hit $20,000 and over a week. Hollywood, of course, draws 
nearly all of the tourists visiting Southern California, but that doesn't 
explain it either, for not all of them go to the Grauman theatre and If 
they did, the entire crowd could not keep up that theatre's pace with 
Its two performances daily, 

%id Grauipan discusses this strangest freak of the picture business 
very modestly, never mentionlng*his presentation. It has been stated by 
one of the leadlpg lights in the flhn, business that Slu Qrauman Is the 
greatest picture showman the screen theatre of America holds. Sid 
makes no bid for that unique distinction, and there may be contrculic- 
tions by other picture showmen, but It does look as though the Grauman 
record on the Pacific coast stands up under even such critical scrutiny. 

For the Secret of the Egyptian theatre's unparalleled business In a town 
of Holly wbod's size Is the Sid Grauman presentation. With "R^mola," 
recently ending 12 wft^ks there, the Grauman prolog, had 125 peeple on 
the stage. In ^he current exhibition of "The Iron Hor«e," Mr. Grauman 
has 156 people, It Is rejporjted. ' I'RomQla" didn't do well «.t the Egyptian, 
In comparison wUh other features. For the last fe^ weeks of its run tt 
did around $18,000, Just about breaking the hoUse even tOr Grauman. It 
. Is freely admitted 'by the picture men on the coasx th&t Orauman's 
presentation for '"RomOIa''^Ved the theatre from a Steady loss.' 

Not only do«* thte ClrauYnaii presentation draw, but it must draw re- 
turna That appear^ io be ihtt explanation of the EgyptVan-'s i>henomenal 
business. The presentation makes people come back again to see It 
and if the picture ci^n hold up alongside, Sid Orauman's house runs Its 
gross to $20,000 or more and keeps it up, like with "The Thief of Bag- 
^iMi" for 25 weeks. 

^t will not be surprising If Sid Graumaii comes to New York and 
opens his own theatre. Atiother mystifying point in connection with 
him is how California has been able to -eixclusiv^ly^liold this master 
;' picture showmat to tjself for so long. "••; ' 

In all of Kew^ Torjc blty with the largsst population |nd-targest the- 
stro there is no picture house that chairges |I^0 top as «>oes the Egyptian 
and no picture house that has a long run pbllcy other than thS stpall 
' ' Cameo *wlth about six weeks there as the UmlC or the legit houses turneA 
over temporarily for a special feature, although- the Crlterioa might be 
excepted. That is topped at 99c. and only dared By Famous Flayers 
for Its very own biggest, while others not made by F. P. that have played 
(l^he Criterion have not In any single Instance touched the Elgyptiaa's 
record for .run or money. 



More complOK grows the Balaban &<KaU proposition In that Chicago 

firm's evident desire to reach out. It looks positive just now that ^. St it. 

. will hook In with A- H. Black of lowit, while the Kunsky Detroit connec- 

, tlon is set. B. & K. has Illinois pretty well sewed up for service, so 

' much so Sara jCat* doesn't have to glv^ that state any further thought. 

A more recent rumor i.i that Balaban & Katz may tie up for mutual, 

benefit with the Sfknley Company (Phhadelphia), although that Is laut 

a rumor and %-ague at best; No one % able to figure .(hat' out unless 

another report is actu&lly a fact, th&t Sam Kat/. and Adolph ' Zukof 

• have reached sottte Sort of an understattdlng. 

The latter is piy^c^y ^ jifoblematlcal and jiloubtful.'' for Kdtz la too 
ambitious It would appear to permit Ziikor to smother his long cherished 
exhlbltor-g'atherlns plans, fet if there Is anything to tne B & K Stan- 
ley report It Is logical to believe that Zukor has approved of it. 

Another problem Is how far away fcom Illinois can Sam Katz 
reach. Iowa doesn't mean so much. Deft Moines is over-tbeatred, a§d 
' Blank hasn't had the sweetest time of his life operating In that state 
for the past three years. If B & K g^ts into Detroit that will be the 
limit in Michigan for tH«m, for Michigan exhibitors, led by Rltchy. are 
the smartest bunch of picture theatre operators as a group In this coun- 
try. So smart that If there Is another investigation of the picture busi- 
ness by the Federal Trade Commlssl<)n, It Vlll be against the exhlbl- 
'^ tors and the start of it will be In Michigan. 

The example of the MIchlganders in their combinations and operations 
i against the distributors will sooner or later be followed by exhibitor 
groups all over the country. The Rltchy bunch in Allchlgan already 
has the distributors yelping. 

There is some sense to the Michigan situation when it must be con- 
cluded in the film trade that Famous Players, Metro-Goldwyn and First 
National must be working under ar understanding at least in their deal- 
ings with exhibitors. There Isn't a doubt left, in the minds ol the wise 
boys that F,.P., M-Q and Ist Nafl. are exchanging reports upon 
exliibltors if nothing else. If the understanding is more extensive It has 
not been as yet divulged. A claim ofteft hkh b«en made that Zukor caa 
easily figure his strength in First Natjional through the latter's fran- 
chise holders, while it M> (questionable It two large operators in theatres 
. and pictures Uh% Zukor and Maccus lioew wjuld indep^idently stand 
apart as acalnst tha' rapidly growing combines of exhibitors. 

As an estimate there are 13,000 picture hoilses m this country. In 
that figure are included 1,100 picture house circuita, calculating a cir- 
cuit as of two or more houses. Those 1,100 circuits represent 8.000 the- 
atres, leaving 5,000 single houses and exhibitors. And In those 5,000 the- 
atres Is a large profit 6l^«l>9:jdlsti'l)>uturw ■ ; 

a". >.'■"; ■■''? -^ '• ' \ , 

•since the opening 6( tti^Xolony and Pic cadi Uy; New York, these two 

houses have shown sora'n freak grosses. Except with "Dick Turpln" 

and ''Oh, I>o«tor<"-the flq^adjTlir has Stock arftund $xi,000 to $1«,000 

weekly^ buf yith "ParallHe" ' it dropped h^Jbvr' $10,000. Across the street 

almost,' the Coli»ny efarted at a $23.06o with "Thief of Bagdad" and held 

the film In four weeks. "The Lady." following, and for which B. 8. Moss 

paid $26,000 for first run privileges, was acknowledged as one of the best 

Talmadge pictures ever put out, but the gross " was about $27,000 for 

. the two weeks of its run. "Charley's Aunt," next smashed but a record 

week of' over $^6,000 on opening, and has held close to that since, while 

"Oh. Doctor," coining in on slippers. Set a PicoadlUy record for the week, 

t,--that being aided materially by th^ first tiiree days, which went over 

112,100. 

These various Osrures Indicate that these new houses, without an estab- 
lished clientele as ye*., are drawing purely en the public reaction to the 
film, for neither matutalns elaborate presentation showings around the 
fejiture. _ . _ « .V 



U TAKES 8 SPARKS 
HOUSES IN FLORIDA 



Universal late last weak elossd a 
deal whereby It win take over the 
theatres of the Sparks Clrcalt in 
Florida. The deal was closed in 
New York between Ned Sparks, 
head of the circuit, and Dan Uicba- 
love, district manager for Universal 
in the Southern territory with bead- 
quarters in Atlanta. 

The eight theatres are located In 
towns with a i>opuIatlon of 10,000 
or less, the biggest town of the lot 
according to the latest census be- 
ing Orlando which was 10,000. St. 
Augustine and Sarasota are the 
next two towns of Importance, hav. 
ing a population, a little In excess 
of 6,000. The balance inQlvule Bra- 
dentown. Fort Pierce, Plant City. 
Arcadia and Kissamee. The latter 
three towns do not- even have^a 
local pSper of any kind. 

There will be no conflict between 
Universal and the Faiftous Players- 
Southern Enterprises theatres in 
the territory as none of the Sparks 
houses disposed . of ■ is In a town 
where it could: be ia opposition, to 
Famous. ,,.,i- y;t: :..,,..,-. , 



FEN STARS IN BLOOMER 



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Every ott'ce In a while a corking idea comes to New Y(^k from bohm 
spot in the Hinterland. Last week Witnessed one of tl^se oocasions 
when Harry Reichenback utilized an advertising Ideft for "Too Many 
Kisses" at the Rlalto this week. In the dally papers calling attention to 
the attraction. It was the idea that carried a top line in all of the 
daliy paper advertisements to the effect "If I Own^ This Paper," fol- 
lowing with the information that the crittQ°:wou|d be) urdeted t« dgvete 
• lot of space calling attention to ''Too Many Kisses." ^is idea 
was originated by Hclmer J. Nemberg, manager of the Province theatre, 
Winnipeg, who utilized it In connection with the exploitation of "The Man 
Who Came Pack" sonic weeks ^aga andithc Idea was taken up in one ol 



had J>e«B secured, all the shiny, high 
priced cars were lulled with picture 
stars, the caihera men ground out 
hundrads of feet of film, and the 
parade started. 

Upon arrtTal at the hall, which 
seats sorns 18,000, the poUce and 
autos drore through the big doors- 
the band pUyed "CaUfornla Here 
I Come," and the bunch swelled 
with pride. They looked up to see 
the impression they were making, 
but the ball was vacant All they 
saw was thousands of vacant seats; 
not enough paying customers In the 
place to find. 

It was pitiful but funny^ 

Then cams a display of tempera- 
ment Some were fo'r golijg to the 
hotel; othftrii declared they would 
not go on the stage, wlUle one or 
two laughed. " When informed the 
papers all had reporters present and 
that a' failiire to ^Ive the show 
would reitult In a pan all changed 
their mln,d8 and the revue was 
given in Us entirety.. Anna May 
Wong saria a couple of songs, others 
put on 6k little sketch and all were 
personally introdu*«f by Harry 
TIghe. ' 

. Stars Fade .Away ' \, 

The hall was to fdllow, arid the 
orchestra started a popular dance 
tune, but the movi« stars had faded 
out of the picture. They had sllp^ 
ped t0 their hotel. ' 

To the experienced show people, 
who had seen each things before. 
It was funny, feut the tea^peramen- 
tal screerf artists could not ^tand 
the kidding. Next morning around 
the Newman, where they were stIU 
appeaHng, it was a docile bunch. 
Their friends, and the automobile 
aaant, were very much minus— it 
was so different from the day be- 
fore. ; 

But' the worst was to come. 
Monte Williams, a local picture 
agent and promoter, who had been 
working for the Cosmic company, 
securing outside dates, and promot- 
ing; the attraction, became fearful 
be would not get his money and 
filed an attachment on the monfey 
due the company from the Newman 
theatre. The sheriff tied it up<-and 
It* looked for a \frhile Salupday as 
though the company woul^ no^ be 
abl^ to keep its date in Atphlson, 
Km., ^that night. The financial 
matter 4 Was adjusted, hoirever. and 
the. party g<Jt away on vr after- 
noon train. 

Hardly had they left town when 
the erohesftra leader. Who furnished 
the music for the cdnvention hall 
show, and who had accepted a check 
on a California bank in payment for 
his services, received a telegram 
from the bank that the check was 
not good. He has announced his 
intention of. attaching the receipts, 
if any. at Omaha, where the Cos* 
mics are dated for next week. 

The little comi>any was under 
the management of H. A. DeValx; 
Vice-president and manager of the 
Cosmic Production Company, with 
Harry Tlghe, president of the com- 
pany, officiating as master of cere* 
monies for the revue. Members of 
the Company did not hesitate to tell 
that they had never received a cent 
of salary since leaving Voa Angeles 
_. ...... ..^ . some three weeks ago, the manage- 

The manager of a Boston picture theatre, connected with ons of the nent o»ly' giving them expense 



'fSUE^CS" BBDIGS |7^,000 

(eell B. DeMlile is reported- to 
hare 'bought the pictiu-e rights to 
"Silence," now current at the Na- 
tlohal theatre, making a deal direct 
with Crosby Paige, producer of the 
play. The price reported pafd is 
$76,0O». 

An unusual feature of the«8ale isr 
the fact that Metro asd a chance 
to ' purchase the soreen i:tght8 to 
the piece hefbre the stagti produc- 
tion was * made at $15,000, but 
turned It dowit -'" «r ■ -♦ '' ":'' '• 
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(Continued from pafe 1> ' 
Rulth Stonehouse, Kathryn McOulre, 
Jack Dougherty, E3na Greaoiir, 7oe 
Miirphy, Maude Qeorge, and Harty 
Tlghe. ' They blew tn last Wednes- 
day with but a vergr little blU4as. 
It stated they would appear, in a 
"grand revue and ball" at Conven* 
tlon Hall Thursday night, ^he ads, 
which were so small as to be al- 
most lost in the amusement pages, 
stated the l>est seats would be sold 
for $2. That would include the 
privilege of dancinc with the 
"stars." The advance representa- 
tive tried to interest some of the 
picture theatre managers to run 
sUdeb advertising' the hall, hot 
fallsd. 

The Newman interests, however, 
did take the bunch for personal ap- 
pearances, at the Newman and 
added them to its regular bill. The 
party stepped at the town's lead- 
ing hotel, occupying expensive 
rooms and suites, living right up 
to the. Hollywood Ides. Nothing 
^as too good, and scms of the male 
members of the pfirty' imbibed 
freely and too often. All had nuiny 
friends and newly Inade aoquain- 
tances. One agent for a hlgh-prtoed 
motor far furnished a number of 
bis best for their exclusive «8e, and 
to oonvey them from the Newman 
to Convention >^HaU the night of 
thWr personal show. 

: 18.000 Vacant, 8«ats ^ .. 

At the f^ewman Wedijesday and 
Thursday ' the artbsts vifm given 
genuine welcomes from the regu- 
lars, who paid their 56 cents for 
the entire >fewman showing- • • 

Then came the "Grand revue and 
balL" The aggregation posed in 
front of the theatre before start- 
ing f<ft: the halt A police escort 



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the trade papers ' and explained. With its adoption .In New York 
it Is no more' than right thAt the originator should receive credit for 
the idea. - ' . i. "..... 

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On the IdT'or the TTnltftd^Studios at HoUywood'are tfce* bungalows, 
utilized as dressing and rest rooms by the Talmadge girls, Rudolph Valen- 
tino and Marlon Davies. Norma Talmadge was the first studio bung^ilow 
ever l^uilt on a lot Valentino's followed (ind but recently Mfas Davies had 
hers erected, at a coat of $20,000. It has a sunl^en swimming bath. 

When the bungalow ownei« get ready to leave the U. 8. Jot". it is 
hardly likely they will take the bungalo^ with them, but that isn't both- 
erlhg Mike Levee of the U. S. Although Joe Sohenck Is now Inter- 
ested in the United Studios with Mr. Levee and Joe i»-«4so ,^ke husband 
of Norma. * ■ ' " "' ^ 

l^axih of the bungalows has about five rooms, lacludlqc a Somplete 
kitbhen. They are in a greUp to the far'end'«f the lot., but close to the 
studios proper. "• 

Mlr« Levee Is said to have promoted the bungalow Idea when he sub- 
mitted the nroposal to Miss Talmadge before Joe became Interested. Miss 
Talmadge Jumped at the suggestion of plan of a comfortable bungalow 
hs a dressing and resting place right on the lot and at the time switched 
allegiance to, the U. S. t* obtain it. . *- -^ *.. V" 



Those high powered ptibllclty pushers In the picture flold never seem 
to run out of old ideas. As an Instance, there was the blocking of Broad- 
way traffic Sunday night in front of the Strand on Broadway, to get a 
picture that would make it appear that every one in New York was Just 
trying to break down the doors of the theatre to see Constance <ral- 
madge's latest plctura Broadway at any time is a pretty busy street and^ 
especially on aSimday night at the hour of 8. It Is about the easiest 
thin# Imaginable to colllect a crowd by shooting off a couple of charges of 
flash-light powder.' The photographer does exactly that and .then the 
people stand still and linger, all anxious to get -their face Into the 
picture. 

They are not theatregoers waiting in line trying to get into the house, 
but Just strollers that will stand around to kill time. ' 



r^w Snglaad circuits, and who recently was promoted to a post as 
exploitation msmager of the circuit, is in an odd mixup with bis so-called 
better halt. The wife was in his.offlce tnthe theatre when the head of 
the circuit called him on the phone. After the conversatioft the. wife 
accused her husband of having been talking with a woman. She. lit on 
hlnl in ^Ud we«t style ana then he left her. . Following this, she started 
separate support proceedings, but finally succeeded in prevailing upon 
him (o return to hor. This he did, but the flght wm resumed. Sh* 
woo't even believe her hubby's boss that it was he who had the conver- 
sation with hhn at the time in^questioh. StlU she wants him to gtv« her 
a Job in the box office of one of bis theatre^. • ' • . - i 



A sclieme t» tie up exhibitors for the Independent iharket and ' it IMMt 
afford the independents a break for as much of their product as is deemed 
suitable has been hatched up by an exhlbttor'In a Broadway picture 
theatre. His plan Is to line u^ the Independents and exhibitors somewhat 
along the lines of the First National formation. Th^rft areniany angles Jo 
the plan and more detail to be worked, out, but the Brdfdway man has 
gone ahead with sonae confidence. He Is of the Impression that should 
the scheme work out hla iAdependent organivition wlU be In. a posi- 
tion to borrow all of thi money It may need to support the prodiKers 
connected with tt 



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Harry MlUarde is reported ii tkl^ng. Ufepasy^ Hie has beeri, yJth i^^- 
for some time, making his biggest hit as a director when he turned out 
"Over the HUL" His next bij; one was "if Winter Comes"' and hb htat 
for Fox Is "The Fool," yet to reach the screen. - . 

Milkirae's contract with Fox is said to have enAe)i with "The Fool " 
with Millard* having ajohounced no Ingitaedlate p^ns. , , / ' 

That guy Joe Lee Is getting to be the "clalmlngest feller ' that there 
has evei- bcfen around this hece moWon picture business His latest 
wheeze Is thkt President Coolidge-ii 'Iron hobby horse" wa? suggested to 
tbs presldentla' mlpd after he had witnessed a showing of the nlcture 
on board the M»rl^*er. ' i ,k M ^ ; , ' 

Frances He^ard. -who has appeared In two pictures for Fambus- 
Players, will, in aU probability, return to the speaking stage in the near 
future under the. man.igfm»nt ol Charles Frohman Inc 



money, 

Bryaint Washburn Is <iuoted as 
saying he would quit the company 
here but felt he waui under obliga- 
tion to some of the mothers who bad 
Joined the Organization uoon -his 
recommeodation. 

A« it was the troupers Were a 
pretty 4'"con.a«:ed bunch when they 
l*ft Kansas City, and the prediction 
was that Omaha next week would 
see the finish of the grand tou.- of 
the Cosmic Production company<a- 
"Movie Missionaries.'^ . »1 



Misrepresentation Alleoed ^ 
Los Angeles, March 3. 

A wire received here from the 
Better Business Men's Bureau Of 
Kansas City requested informatioh 
of the Cosmic Productions, Which, 
it was stated, had alleged In Kansas 
City Its tour with 12 picture sUrs 
was backed by the Chamber of Com- 
merce Irf Los Angeles and Holly- 
wood. An answer was returned re- 
pudiating any such staiement 

It is said thift Cosmic comt/any, 
■when starting the tour and going 
into Texas, attempted to r.ell stock 
In the organization. 

It Is reported here tiat the Will 
H. Hays organization is inve.s*.igat- 
Ing the Cosmic tour, its method of 
operation and the entire proposi- 
tion. : 

The Cosmlc's idea was to h.ive the 
picture people carr'ed .ippcar in 
conjunction with local b.illroom 
ftffafre.' ' ■ •* 



Wednesday. March 4, 1925 



PICTURES 



M 



PRESENTATIONS 

(Extra attracHcna m picturm thmatrmt, when not 
pictar—, will hm earrimd and d—crihmd 01 thtn depart- 
ment far thm ganmrai iMttornmtion qf tha tradm.) 



•THE DAYS OF 18ea-18»* (120) 
Prolos i*r "Th* •>"•»» Hor««" 
4t Mins.; On* and Full <8p«cial) 
> OraHinan'* Egyptian, Los Angalaa 
IXMB Angeles, Feb. 28. 
Any producer who does not con- 
■r avit Bid Qrauman before h« makes 
« presenUtlon with a feature pic- 
ture going Into a run house at the 
I1.S0 to 13 top dlBCOunta the selling 
value of his picture at least SO per 
cent. If not more. Orauman seenas 
to possess that genius and fore- 
gight In the offering of a picture to 
the public that means returns at 
the box office. Qrauman has been 
the iLcans of saving a number of 
the so-called superffeatures offered 
In this house and in the Instance 
of William Fox's "The Iron Horse. " 
bis Offering should carry the picture 
through a much longer and more 
^ profitable run than any one else 
'i, eonid hare gotten for it. 
' r Those not familiar with the man- 
' 'ner Qraiiman makes his presenta- 
tions might be led to believe only 
an 'uncanny" mind could conceive 
I- and execute them. However, such 
K Is qot the case, as all this local 
'^ showman looks to put op is some- 
I thing realistic and impressive, which 
will please both mind and eye. 
For this particular presentation 
u his high spot was to run out on 
j^ the stage two railroad engines, fac- 
laimlles of the "Jupiter" and "116." 
I with full steam up to stop about 
^ (our feet apart while the gold spike 
i> Is driven, completing the first trans- 
; aontinental railroad. 
^ The scene of the tableaux or 
i aeries is laid at Promontory. Utah, 
;^ where the interlinking of the Cen- 
*tral Pacific and Union Pacific roads 
took place. The overture by the 
bouse orchestra, direction of Ulder- 
Ico Marcelli, consisted of a medley 
of airs of the period of 1863-69. 
This placed the audience in a r«- 
eeptive mood for what was to fol- 
low. Then the screen disclosed the 
fact that one Colonel T. J. McCoy 
was a great friend of the Indians, 
having lived among them all his life 
and talked their language. After 
this introduction McCoy stepped 
forth and told the folks all about 
the traits and habits of the Amer- 
ican Indian, especially the Shoshone 
and Arapahoe tribes, who up to the 
present time had been none too 
friendly. 

It was an interesting five minute 
discourse, which was foHowed by 
the appearance In front of a forest 
drop of 26 Shoshone and Arapahoe 
Indians and their squaws and 
papoose. McCoy did a little lectur- 
ing on tho personality and an- 
tecedents of his subjects parading 
• number of them in front of the 
group to call attention to their ap- 
pearance or mannerism. It was a 
great flash and hit home. 

Then followed a series of tableaux 
ooncelved from the Remington 
paintings of pioneer days in the 
prairie land and Indian reservations. 
Th« lighting and arrangement of 
the various tabloids Is Ideal. Beau- 
tiful and effective were "A Close 
^11," showing a horseman chas- 
ing a buffalo; "Guarding the Water 
Hole,'' and ten Indians smoking 
"The Pip© of Peace." 

Then came a filler showing vari- 
ous tribes of present day Indians 
doing their dally toil. This film 



number and fitted in well. Two 
old- time fiddlers and an accordion 
player supplied the music, while the 
fblks sang "Pop Goes the Weazel." 
and "Grandfather'8 Clock," and did 
an old-fauhloned square dance for 
good measure. As this was con- 
cluded, word came that the engines 
were on their way and everyone 
made for the tracks as the two en- 
gines made their appearance. 
Speech -making followed and a 
stray Indian was ushered on who 
wanted to sing a white man's song. 
This he did by chanting the verse 
of "My Country 'Tls of Thee." with 
the entire ensemble on the chorus 
and second verse. It sure was an 
inspiring sight. 

Prior to the presentation Edward 
Davis, as master of ceremonies. In- 
troduced the various members of 
the cast, including George O'Brien 
and MadoO Bellamy and Dan 
O'Brien, Chief of Police of San 
Francisco, was In the house and. of 
course, had to respond and all he 
could say was "He's My Boy." Sid 
Qrauman and ^ William Fox were 
also Introduced'. 

This presentation is a rather 
costly one and hardly one that 
would be staged in an average 
house. It la only fair to say that 
Sid Grauman outdid himself In fur- 
nishing this embellishment for the 
first William Fox product to get a 
showing In one of the bigger Los 
Angeles houses. 



"ON THE ARAPAHOE TRAIL" 
Prolog to "Thundering Hord" 
8 Minutes 
Rivoli, Now York 

New York. March I. 
Two soloists, the Rlvoll ensemble 
and a half ^ozen real Indians com- 
plete the company that ts em- 
ployed in this prolog to the super- 
western at the bouse this week. 
The soloists are employed behind 
a transparant scrim, the man In 
Indian costume of a chief and the 
girl as an Indian maiden. The 
foreground Is entirely, blacked out 
for this. Then at the conclusion 
of their number they fade away 
and the lights show the double 
quartet of the house In Indian cos- 
tuhie in a camp scene with the six 
real Indians coming on for a native 
dance. The chief in full regalia 
leading then) and two dancers con- 
tributing th« war-whoop stuff. 
After this there Is another fade out 
with the front going black again 
and the original soloists again com- 
ing into the picture for a final 
chorus which on fading out of the 
wh<>le scene fadea into the leader 
title to the picture. Fred. 



was used to enable the setting tof-laughter. 

Prior to the running of the film 
several veteran slides were thrown 



be made for the bigger railroad 
acene. This opened with a score of 
workers doing the laying of the 
tracks and chanting their favorite 
Bong. "Drill, Te Tarrlers. DriUl" An 
Indian war dance was done by 
about a dozen, after which the cele- 
bration period was taken up. Some 
100 or more persons, including road 
•fllclals. workers and camp follow- 
ers, were ushered on to participate 
In the festivities, which took place 
en the completion of tlie work. The 
young ones sang and danced; then 
their eldeni did likewise, with an 
octette of boys and girls executing 
* lioop aklrt" dance arranged by 
l^utchon. It waa » most pleasing 



"OLD FASHIONED MOVIES" 
Music. Singing and Film 
8 Mina.: One (Special) 
Tivoli, Chicailb 

Chicago. Feb. 26. 
Bdward iEIouse. organist of the 
Riviera, is credited with originat- 
ing this Idea. Part of an old film, 
a ballad singer with slides, and an 
off-key organist comprise this com- 
bination. The film employed in this I 
instance featured King Baggott and I 
Mary Plckford. in "Going Straight." J 
It is an old melodrama release us- 
ing about three minutes Of the reel. 
The old fashioned costumes and the 
gestures combined with the re- 
tltlibg brought forth continuous 



B. & K. Stock Selling 
By Special Inducement 

Chicago, March I. 

Balaban & Kats, in an effort to 
bring their employees in closer 
affiliations with the corporation, 
are offering special Inducements to 
their employees to boost the sales 
of the stock recently placed on the 
market. 

A special prize Is being offered 
weekly to the employee disposing of 
the largest number of shares. To 
make the contest more interesting 
a cash bonus of 40 cents per share 
sold is also offered. 

The boys feel that the proposi- 
tion is a worth-while offering and 
are enrolling new customers dally, 
accumulating quite a bit of side 
money for their efforts. It Is esti- 
mated that In the five B. & K. 
houses here that over GOO shares 
are sold weekly through their em- 
ployees. 



LLOYD'S NEH-EAST 

Los Angeles, March S. 

Harold Llayd will take about four 
weeks to finish his last picture un- 
der the Pathe contract and then 
arrange for a European trip from 
June to September. 

Upon the completion of the pic- 
ture here Lloyd with several execu- 
tive heads of his corporation will 
leave for New York to take up the 
matter ^f producing his first picture 
to be released by Paramount at the 
latter's eastern studios. The scene 
of his next story is laid In the east 
side of New York and Lloyd feels 
that he should do all of his work 
in that vicinity. 

Meantime Lloyd has made no 
provisions for his future produc- 
tion activities here aa hla lease on 
the Hollywood studios where he is 
now working expires upon the com- 
pletion of his present picture. 

Several studios have been offered 
for sale to Lloyd but William R. 
Frasei*. his general manager, baa 
found none suitable aa yet. 



GOING WEST 

Loa Angelea. Feb. 1. 

Among recent arrtvals from New 
York were: t 

Joseph M. Schenck. Nicholas 
Schenck, Nornui Talmadge. Lola 
Bara. Bert Nayfack and I. Altman, 
traveling in Joseph M. Schenck's 
private car. 

Jaydee Williams, head of Rltz 
Carleton productions. 

W. B. Frank, vice-president Hal 
El. Roach studios. 

Jean Acker, former- wife of Ru- 
dolph Valentino. 

James Grainger, aales manager, 
Metro -Goldwyn- Mayer. 

E. B. Hatrlck, general manager 
International Newsreel Corp. 



Cantor at McVickers' 

Chicago. March 1. 
Cantor Josef Rosenblatt has been 
booked Into McVickers for one week 
opening March 23. The Cantor will 
appear four times dally, excluding 
Friday and Saturday. On Friday 
he will only appear for the two 
matinees and on Saturday will do 
the three evening performances. 



HOUSE REVIEWS 



CAPITOL 



New York, March 1. 

At the Capitol Uoxy has set a 
standard for the performanca pre- 
sented. In fact, he has worked 1. 
out to such a degree that even a 
weak feature film cannot hurt th( 
business any too mnch. But thl; 
week with a weak show and a wea! 
feature the Capitol must suffer at 
the box offlce, unless the public mix 
up the title of "Lady of the Night' 
with the Belasco dirty show, "Ladler 
of the Evening," and give the Cap- 
itol a play on the sivength of the 
similarity of title, figuring the pic- 
ture will be as spicy as the show. 
If they figure that way they'll be 
disappointed. 

Incidentally, there ts a question 
regarding those classical overture, 
that invariably start off the show in 
a picture house. Do the audiences 
applaud the rendition of the selec- 
tion or do they applaud because It's 
through. The Capitol this weeU 
gives a strange example of this 
There is about 15 minutes of muslr 
and the audience broke in at the end 
of the first movement and ap- 
plauded, then when the orches- 
tra continued they sat passive 
and gave but perfunctory applause 
at the finish. At that the leader 
stole a bow in the most ap- 
proved vaudeville manner for his 
men in the pit, and they took If. 

The entire show ran an hour and 
55 minutes, with the feature running 
short of an hour, 58: minutes to be 
exact, and this made necessary the 
Interpolation of what proved to be 
the hit of the whole show, a film 
version of the poem, "Past and 
Present," by Thomas Hood, pre- 
sented under the title of "I Remem- 
ber." which ran 22 minutes and re- 
ceived more applause than anything 
else on the bill. 

The Capitol Magazine, which fol- 
lowed the overture., ran exactly 10 
minutes and showed past Presiden- 
tial inaugurations from Internation- 
al, a human interest dog shot from 
the Fox Weekly, one shot from 
KInograms and four from Pathe. 
The Pathe shots carried the burden 
of the weekly. 

Five minutes of the bill were de- 
voted to the Ballet Divertissements, 
after which the combined showinfr 
of "Endless Waters" and the pre- 
lude to the feature absorbed an- 
other five minutes. 

The scenic was a shot of Yellow- 
stone Falls, a Bruce Scenic. 

The prelude to the feature was a 
song fitted to the title of the picture 
to a certain extent. It was done 
rather cleverly, with a fade In ef- 
fect from back lighting, but only the 
male voice registered, the singing 
of Sophia Kassmlr falling to rearh 
the audience with the lyric. 

The lighting from the front was 
blue and old rose, while from the 
side of the arch green strips were 
used and aYed spot hit Joseph Wet- 
zel, who handled the first verse and 
chorus. Fni. 



on the screen, such as. "Those hold- 
ing half tickets can remain for the 
next performance." "Ladles with 
large hats will kindly remove tliero." 
"God bless your children but keep 
them quiet during the t>erform- 
ance," etc. During the running of 
the film several more slides were 
employed pertaining to the oi>era- 
tor having trouble with his ma- 
chine, "one minute to change" 
reels, and other methods employed 
In picture theatres years ago. 

Following the screen attraction 
the singer with the old fashioned 
slides, the flash light to eue the 



THEATRE BAHDIT BILLED 

Norwalk, Conn.. March t. 

One bandit was killed and two 
others captured when discovered 
attempting to drill the safe in the 
Palace theatre, in South Norwalk. 
one night last week. The man, fa- 
tally wounded, was Identified as Joe 
Blifeskin, 82. of ISSl Fifth avenue. 
New York. 

A lone policeman discovered the 
trio at work on the aafe. 



operator, dispensed more laughter. 
The candy butc'aer also coming in 
on the scene shouting at the top 
of his voice. The five piece 
mediocre orchestra In the pit was 
another bit Interwoven In this 
novelty. 

It la a corking presentation. In- 
expensively produced and furnishes 
the ultimate of comedy entertain 
menL 



STRAND 

New York, March 1. 

With "The Swan" as Us film feat- 
ture, the main presentation end of 
the show Is built around that film, 
while the overture, "Within the 
Walls of China," apparently cues an 
oriental presentation that holds a 
song and an appropriate dance rou- 
tine. 

Opening, the orchestra plays the 
overture, a new piece which was 
given Its first public presentation 
last Sunday. The accredited com- 
poser Is Lively, and his work Is good 
but rather obvious In Its attempts to 
get the Chinese strains. This Went 
six minutes to no applause. 

Following was the divertisse- 
ments, the first being labeled "Chl- 



nois." That's a high -art way of pull- 
ing "Chinese," and, to carry that 
arty impression further, the song 
which followed was called "The Lady 
Picking Mulberries." This was sung 
by Emily Day, garbed in the tradi- 
tional kimona and seated inset a 
drop, which revealed her through a 
circular opening. Two dancers, Kle- 
mova and M. Daks, were seated lis- 
tening, and they probably heard the 
words. Its soprano range precluded 
the possibility of real enunciation, 
and so the recurrent phrase, "the 
lady picking mulberries," was the 
only tip-off that It was a horticul- 
tural song. A grilled round door was 
the backing for the song, which was 
further set off by a large dragon 
painted over the front drop. A Chi- 
nese dance followed by Klemova and 
Daks, and such was such. 

The second part of the divertisse- 
ment held the Strand Male Quartet 
In one of those comedy curtains 
which leaves spaces for the head 
and hands and has the rest of the 
atmosphere daubed on. This week 
the quartet plays the role of four 
men getting their shoes shined and 
singing at the same time. "I See by 
the Papers" was a tawdry topical 
ditty which showed off their voices 
to advantage, while several other 
numbers were used as encores. Their 
part of the turn went over well. 

Next to the news reel, running 11 
minutes and holding seven cuts — not 
the usual number because of the 
length of the past Inaugural scenes 
Included In International's contribu- 
tion. Once more Pathe was not rep- 
resented, which Is getting to be a 
common thing, and Fox led with four 
items. International had the rest. 

Then the prolog for "The Swan." 
The theme of the play is the love of 
a layman for a princess — so the 
theme of the presentation la stolen 
love — the kind stolen In the moon- 
light. The set was massive, expen- 
slire and gorgeous. Set deep, it was 
the outside of a palace, with a ball 
going on Inside. Through the long 
windows the whirling uniforms and 
gowns could be seen nicely, while on 
the lawn In front Judson House, 
tenor, sang some new lyrics to the 
Saint-Baens' "The Swan." Then the 
princess stole out to see her lover, 
while the crowd gathered In the win- 
dows and ga«ped. That Is pretty 
much the theme of the picture, which 
bears the same relationship to the 
play as a Swede to an Irishman. 

Then the picture ran for 66 min- 
utes and was followed by a Lloyd 
Hamilton comedy that filled out a 
two-hour show. The usual organ 
business exited half a house Sunday 
afternoon — and It exited that mob 
into a sweet little rainstorm. Sitfc. 



RIVOLI 

New York, March 1. 

The Rlvoll this week is offering a 
rather pretentious prolog to He fea- 
ture. "The Thundering Herd"; In 
fact, It Is one of the most elaborate 
presentations that the hoxise has 
undertaken In a long while and one 
that Is certain to cause talk. Pos- 
sibly the lack of Just this sort of 
thing is what has caused the Rlvoll 
business to be so unstable and that 
of the Capitol to hold up so steadily. 

A James Fitzpatrick "Music Mas- 
ter" film, showing the life of Fred- 
erick Chopin, is shown In conjunc- 
tion with the overture, making a 
very effective opening number. 

This is followed by the Rivoli Pic- 
torial, which contained bits from the 
Fox, KInograms, Patlie and Interna- 
tional weeklies. Fox and Pathe split 
the honors with two shots each. 

The prolog to the feature was en- 
titled "On the Arapahoe Trail" and 
In addition to the Rlvoll ensemble 



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htJt a half dozen IndlaiiB who were 
rurnlBhed by "Shorty" Maidc 

Following the feature C. Bharpe 
Minor presents "O, Katharlna," and 
"Musical Eats," a couple of distinct 
organ novelties. "Ko-Ko the Bar- 
ber," a Max Fleischer Out-of-the- 
Inkwell Cartoon, completes the 
■how. , Fre4. 



RIALTO 

New York, March 1. 
Dr. Hugo Relsenfeld framed what 
might almost be termed an all- 
Spanish program around his fea- 
ture, "Too Many Kisses." at the 
Rlalto this week. Beginning with 
the aelection from "Carmen" as the 
overture, he has "Lollta" aa a bari- 
tone solo just ahead of the picture 
and the aria from "The Barber of 
Seville," sung by Helen Sherman, 
following it 

The overture was played with a 
decided snap and hit the audience 
at the early show Sunday Just about 
right A classical Ja[u number 
which followed did, however, prove 
much more to their liking, which 
only goes to prove that picture 
theatre audiences rather favor the 
lighter form of musical entertain- 
ment. 

Following was a Red Seal {licture 
•ntOled. 1>o To« Remember?" which 
led up to the showing of the Rlalto 
Macasine. 

Tlieodore Webb sang "liOllta," 
followed by the feature picture re- 
plete with laughs and carrying a 
good romantic wallop as weU. 

"Oreat Guns.'* a Bobby Vernon 
Educational comedy, closed the bill, 
getting a quantity of laughs. It is 
a picture along the stereotyped 
slapstick comedy lines, with Vernon 
working hard all the way through it 
to put over the comedy punch, which 
he does manag* to do. Fred. 

TIVOLI, CHICAGO 

Chicago, March 1. 
The TlvoU, operated toy B. and K., 
was the first amusement palace to 
grace the South Side. The programs 

^offered are practically the same as 

t^^resented at the Chicago, with a 
few additional novelties inter- 
mingled. 

Adolphe Duniont. formerly director 
of music at the Riviera, is now con- 
ducting the orchestra ,at this the- 
atre. A conglomeration of patriotic 
American melodies was employed for 

■ an overture, which was effective and 
fitted the occasion. A tableaux at 
the finish was used to portray the 
various characters moat prominent 
during all American wars. The di- 
gest took up about five minutes and 
was followed by the "Concert." a 
musical and vocal offering which 

• was presented in a huge frame in 
back of a scrim drop with numerous 
colorful lighting effects intervening. 
A six-minute weekly followed. 

Edward House is replacing Milton 
Charles as organist this week. The 

, organ Mio Was labeled "Old Fash- 
ioned Mb vies" (presentations). Fow- 
ler and Tamara, with their South 
American Troubr.dours, Injected 
plenty of life intd the show. They 
executed two difficult dances with 
the finish of the first bearing orig- 
inality. They are excellent expon- 
enU of terpslchore with the audience 
applauding well into the feature. 
Their offering occupied eight Inter- 
esting minutes. 

"The Great Divide" was the prin- 
cipal screen attraction, and was fol- 
lowed by a comedy cartoon. The 
entire show ran two hours and a 
quai-ter. 



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LOEWS STATE, L. A. 

i;.os Angeles,' Feb. 28. 
Somebody gave Fanchon and 
Marco the wrong steer or conduct- 
ing an "Artists' Model Week" In con- 
Junction with their presentation at 
this house. Seems as though Metro- 
Goldwyn-Mayer had an idea they 
needed artists' models, for what rea- 
son no one seemed to know. Any- 
way, some 20 girls and women were 
selected by some one or other who 
thought they were Judges of body 
curves and human flesh, with one of 
the contestants supposed to be the 
most beautifully formed girl in Ix>s 
Angeles. 

The girls were placed on display 
in the Fanchon and Marco idea, 
called "ArUsta* Studio Party." with 
the setting being a Greenwich Vil- 
lage studio. Of course, there were 
singers and dancers as well as eight 
chorus girls fitted into the picture 
for the entertainment portion of the 
affair But if any of those long- 
haired "bozos" or "bimboes" In the 
Village got a flash at what F. & M. 
turned looKe here the latter would 
have to dig up a great alibi for the 
O. V. billing. All in all. what these 
so-called artists' models sbQwed In 
the line of flguie and animation was 
Just terrible. 

It was really a shame to waste 
the beautiful setting oa. these girls 
as a promenade. Not a girl knew 
how to walk or carry herself. All 
in aU, someone raufTed on Webster's 
conception of an "artist's model," 
and the result was that Fanchon and 
Marco were the "goats" in being 
compelled to And some means to 
bring them before the public to 
Judge. 

The amusement portion of the 
presentation was nothing to brag of, 
either, Roy Smoot and Sally Fin- 
ney did a bit of vocalization; Carlos 
ftnd JInette went through an 
"Ai>ache" struggle, with no sem- 
blance of artistic stepping visible; 
Drlno Beach, blonde solo dancer, did 
much better than the rest In her toe 
and kicking endeavors, while the 
Kazoo Kings furnished a bit of Jazz 
, melody which was not so good nor 
so bad. 

Carll D. Elinor's California con- 
cert orchestra furnished a plea.sing 
musical program. Seems Elinor 
strives more for volume than 
smoothness. His arrangements are 
good, as ai;e his selections, but toning 
down hla itlayers, as far as rendition 
Is concerned, would enhance his mu- 
sic. In addition to the feature, 
"Daddy Goes a-Huntlng," was the 
pictorial news and a rather poor 
Mern^ald comedy, "Poor Butterfly," 
with duplication of every gag and 
trick seen in the slapstick line for 
the past 10 years. Vng. 



NEWMAN 



Kansas City, Feb. U. 

More well-known screen stars on 
the stage in person than on the 
screen at the Newman this week. 
The occasion was the appearance of 
the Cosmic Production group which 
Is touring the country and made this 
house Its "home" during the four- 
day stay here. The management 
had arranged an elaborate stage en- 
tertainment in connection with the 
feature picture, "Coming Through," 
but the opportunity occurred to in- 
troduce the dozen players, and they 
were added to the bill. 

Thomaa Melgban and Lila Lee, 
featured in the screen offering, 
would be attraction enough ordi- 
narily for a picture house, but the 
Newman, continuing its generous 
policy of over two houre' entertain- 



ment, added three Taudeville acts 
and a Walter Hires comedy. 

Starting with a patriotic, blood - 
tingling overture, "America," the 
I<eo F. Fortmtein Newman orchestra 
was given a rousing reception. The 
carton comedy, a Newntan exclusive 
novelty, followed for three minutes. 

A Filipino Beztett* was next. The 
"Little Brown" musicians, playing 
native instruments, but good old 
Amerlc<in Jazz, were assisted by a 
dancing girl, who Introduced Juet 
about all the Hula stuff one could 
want, and shook her seaweeds to 
the satisfaction of the younger fans 
and the amazement of the elders. 
The act worked In a special setting 
with pretty light effecU, the Utie 
being "Moonlight in the Tropics." 
Seven minutes allotted the act, but 
it took 11. 

A news and views, local and gen- 
eral, was next for nine minutes, 
and then the visiting screen stars 
were Introduced. They tsame on and 
made their bows in the following 
order: — Bna Gregory, Jack Daug- 
herty, Phyllis Haver, Anna May 
Wong, Helen Holmes. Kathryn Mc- 
Guire. Carl Miller, Joe Murphy. Huth 
Stonehouse, Cullea Landis, Maude 
George, Bryant Washburn. Master 
of Ceremonies Harry Tighe pre- 
sented each with a brief description 
Of the pictures they had appeared In. 
None remained for anything but a 
bow except Mr. Washburn, who 
gave a neat little speech. This part 
of the entertainment took 20 min- 
Qtes and was followed by another 
news reel, and then Taylor. Par- 
sons and Hawkes in a neat singing 
novelty. Speciial sceitery shotting 
the mouth of a mine was used, and 
the singers were costumed aa min- 
ers. The feature was nex*. and ran 
70 minutes, with the Hires comedy 
for 20 minutes completing a two- 
hour and 20-mInute bllL A lot of 
show for the money, but the New- 
man regulars have been given so 
much lately they Look for it. 

Uughea. 



$43,000 for Dintcnfass 

Mark M, Dintenfass. one of the 
losers to a great extent through 
the fire which wrecked a building 
of the Evans Lat>oratories at Fort 
Lee, N. J., early this month, has 
received a compensation check 
through the H. R. Ebenstein Co. 
for 143,000 from the Automobile 
Insurance Co. of Hartford. 



TEST HOUSE IH PiftOyiDENCE 

Providence, March 3. 
The Strand here has practically 
become a test house for inde;>endeDt 
attractions. The last Paramount re- 
lease was shown at the theaUe last 
week. From now on only Vita- 
graph, independents, and one-third 
of the first National releases booked 
Into the town will be run- 
When the Emery interests snapped 
up the "second forty" Paramount 
releases, the Strand, the exclusive 
Paramount house of the town for 10 
years, was thrown back on the state 
righters. 



FlUII REVIEWS 



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Howard Directed 'Herd' 



In. a review of "Thundering 
Herd," IrvIn Willat was erro- 
•'neously credited wifh the di- 
rection Instead of William K. 
Howard who directed the fea- 
ture. 



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THE SWAN 

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Farwa Molnax's dnuML Adapted (• the 
>eri«u hy Dimltri BaelioweUkl and dlrwtad 
kr hlBi. Adotpk* ManJoH. Kkmrdo OMtM 
and France* Howard faatorad. Revlewad at 
tha atraad Marek 1. Baaalnc tlma, «S 
BlnetML 

Prtacaaa Atoxaadra rraneea Howard 

Priae* Alk«tt Adolph* M«aJo« 

Dr. Waltar, tiM tetor Rleardo Certas 

Prlnoaae B«atrioe..« Ida Watatnaa 

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This picture, made from one of 
the notable stage Uts bf last season, 
bears but Uttle relation to the play. 
for the plot has been turned toi>sy- 
turvy. the symbolism of the play is 
forgotten In the rush to frame an 
exciting plot, dialogue la quoted 
which never existed and one of thm 
film's leading characters, Wanda vim 
Gluck. had no counterpart in the 
pUy. 

Moreover, the leading male role, 
that of the Prince, has been changed 
here to fit Adolphe MenJou. so that 
instead of being the stolid fellow of 
Molnar'8 niithorship, he is a booze- 
Qghter and an all-around rake. Con- 
sequently, with these alterations. It 
Gi Billy to compare the stage play 
with the picture, for the picture can- 
not even be called a filmlzation of 
the stage drama — It is something 
else again with a dash of the original 
plot. 

In the film the Princess of a king- 
dom is reserved and haughty — and 
the picture for that reason calls her 
a swan. The Prince of another king- 
dom comes to her with the idea of 
marriage. Once arrived, he takes on 
rapidly with a lady in waiting, so 
the queen, worried because her 
daughter had failed to attract the 
prince, suggests to the daughter 
that she make him Jealous t>y flirt- 
ing with the tutor, a young man who 
is really In love with the princess. 

So she does, and the tutor, in his 
madness, kisses her. That caused 
quite a rift, but as it happened dur- 
ing a terrible storm in which they 
were secluded in a lone cabin (some- 
thing the play didn't mention) the 
consequences weren't so severe. The 
climax, however, arrives after the 
engagement of the prince and the 
princess has been announced. The 
tutor is Invited on a drinking i>arty 
with the prince. During the course 
of the party the prince makes a 
slurring remark about his betrothed. 
Instantly the tutor dashes his glass 
to the floor and in a whort duel the 
prince is put out of business. Then 
his aid takes up the tight., and in a 
really exciting match (which wasn't 
in the play, but which is good) the 
two fight until the entire castle is 
aroused. When the young man is 
wounded the proud princess dashes 
from the crowd and tells them all 
that she loves him. By this time 
the prince has so recovered that he 
returns her promise and even the 
old folks are reconciled to the mar- 
riage. 

In the play nothing of the sort 
happened — the ptrinoess married the 
prince and the tutor went his way. 

"The Swan" has been staged with 
magniflclent scenery which never for 
a moment becomes anything else 
than scenery. One garden set In 
particular is so strictly formal that 



all the illusion of a ffardea Is lost. 
Ag for the other soenes, even their 
slse and magnifioenoe fail to achieve 
natnralness. The direction is good 
but unsympathetic, while the acting 
la alternately good and had. MenJou 
atan^s op. bat Frances Howard and 
Rlcarde are cast in extremely sym- 
pathetic parts, and through this 
ordeal Cortes best emerges. There 
are some aamaa la the east, but the 
abortive story ao salxod the two plots 
that there was much unexplained. 

Coaaidered purely on its own 
merits aa a picttuv and forgetting 
all about the play, "The Swan" 
•eems like second-rate box office 
■tuff. Its tranference to the screen 
was done expensivtfy, but without 
understanding — such a contrast to 
the triumph achieved when "The 
Csarlaa" \ aa aiade Into "Forbidden 
Paradise" by Lubitacb, who knew his 
business well enough to retain the 
subtlety and sparkle of the piece and 
at the same time turn out a box 
office smash. Because it htis been 
heralded so long and highly, "The 
Swan" is a double disappointment 
and will probably rank with the low 
gross films of the year. Certainly 
it has little besides MenJou now to 
attract. Biak. 



TOO MANY KISSES 

Paramount plctnre, presented b7 Ado'pli 
Zukor and Jeaaa L. Laaky. Starrlnc KIch- 
lurd DlK, with Frances Howard featured. 
Prom the story "A Maker of Oestures." 
by John Monk gaundera, adapted by Gerald 
Duffy, directed by Pant Sloane. Shown at 
the Rlalto week Marcll 1. 1986. Runnlor 
time, 62 minutes. 

Richard Qay lord, Jr. Richard DIx 

Tv<>nn« Hnrla .Francea Howard 

Jnilo WllUam rowell . 

Qaylord. Sr Frank Currier 

Mr. Simmons Joe Burke 

Manual Uuria .....Albert Tavemlnr 

MiKuel .....Arthur Ludwli; 

Flapper Alyce MI'ila 

Pedro i Faal Panzer 

The Village Peter Pan "Harpo" Mara 

Here is a comedy drama that the 
average picture house audience is 
going to love. The flappers will go 
wild about Richard DIx. who in the 
work that he does in this production 
stands out as a sort of a comt>ina- 
tlon Wallace Reid, Doug Fairbanks 
(In the days when he did things like 
"Manhattan Madness") end Tom 
Meighan. That is a pcetfy big order 
to slip into one human shell, but Dix 
seems t« take to it, and the way he 
makes an audience laugh and thrill 
with him as the young American 
In Spain is a certain indication that 
he is one of the real coming box- 
oflDce bets. 

The picture has one thing audi- 
ences want, and that is laughs, in 
addition to a thrilling romantic love 
story. 

A couple of typical New York 
flappers seated next to the reviewer 
went Into raptures over the leading 
man, telling him when to wallop the 
heavy and when to kiss the girl. 
They counted the kisses in the pic- 
ture, too. and they didn't think that 
there were too many. especiaUy with 
Dix oh one end. 

It is the story bf a young Amer- 
ican abroad whose fkther has sent 
him traveling In the keeping of a 
companion because dad thinks tha 
boy has had too great a romantio 
streak. AU goea w^ flsr a ooupla 
of months until the pair roach a 
town in Spain, and tl^ero In a cat* 
the boy falls head over heels for a 
senorKa who la rirtuaOy bethrothed 
to Julio, a Spanish captain, fire* 
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I- nip «"<» -'»* b«t*een vhe pair 
Jl. th« Klrl. .She favors the yountr 
V^trJcnn. and nna»y be bests the 
Civy and his gunf. There la a 
Shale of a fl«ht between Dlx and 
wUlam Powell, who plays the 
ttmxy and there are any number of 
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nact of ilie punch ..=•... 

''jVanccs Howard, who is Dbt's 

i«Adlni; woniaD, doetf nothing that 

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doeir nothing that 
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flllure 'honors, but h«r name is 
ilayea UP under that of the star, 
gje i". however, a hilKhty good 
leading woman when ll comes down 
S^expresslng desire for a kles, and 
" J£r that alone deserves credit us far 
'fi this [ifcture is concerned. Powell 
jiandles the heavy role with a nice- 
ly of touch that makes it stand ou?. 
Paul Panxer as one of his bench - 
j^n contributes a bit that regis- 
ters. Incidentally "Harpo" Marx, of 
Dusical comedy fame (Marx Broth- 
ers), does a half-wit that makes him 
hlk j'creen possibility for comedies 
f.yifu) win bear watching. Fifd. 



gtADY OF THE NIGHT 

■ )ioota B*ll production fea:urU<K Norma 
^•hMrvr. Story by AOrI& Rogrrn Ht. John. 
Stovoted by Mbnta B«1l. A Mf'tro-Goldwyn 
NiMte At tiM Capitol week M«rcli 1. 
KwiniDC 08 mlntttM. 

JTorenceJ Norma Shearer 

D^,ld .'t.,.., .Malcoli}! MKiresor 

/War i G.eors* K. Arthur 

Kd><! Bannlns Frr<l ICanittlton 

Jilti Can ;...D.ile Fuller 

ehriJi .....iJ. .....r.«w narvey 

6«rtle ..;.,..'.. Betly Morrtaey 

t,' "Lady of the Night" would seem 

«t off-hand an attempt to play on 

the title of the David Belasco show. 

ladles of the Evening." The 

X^taances are that thought wa« in 

''Someone's mind when the picture 

was titled. Be that aa it may, that 

ll about the only chance that the 

picture has of pulling any money at 

Uie^box office. 

j^ In other words, the production Is 

? i cheater, one of those very cheaply 

^ jnade prog:ram pictures that they are 

'trying to shove over the plate with 

the selling punch, "this played at 

fthe Capitol, New York, and if it's 

good enough for that house, it's good 

enough for you." The point Is that 

the picture Isn't good enough for 

tiie Capitol, and the box office re- 

^ceipts of that houee. for the current 

r; week will undoubtedly reflect that. 

[t "Lady of the Night" is Just an 



ordinary program picture only »aved 
through the performanoc th.it Norma 
Shearer gives In the prlnclial role.s 
of a dual character. 

One of the faults H t'n.it it haw 
three reels of pluiillnt,' Ijcforo tlicrc 
is action. Had posNibly 0110 reel 
been devoted to laying tho jdiit, and 
tlnj other four to tl»^ cdnnir: bi'- 
twpcn the two wonu'n for ilio lovo 
of the man, it \*ouUl have m.adc a 
better story. Also to the maJorlt> 
of the iilcture audienrPH It would 
havf been a belttr emlliig If the 
toush girl Imd won the hanil«omc 
hero instead of him falling for the 
wcaUhy dei>. 

Tiie Ktory starts with a prolog, 
showing a crook being sent awau 
just nitcv a girl baliy haw arrived 
at his home. At tlio same time, the 
Jut>BP who sentoiiccH him al.so has 
a girl baby. Some 18 years later the 
judge's daughter is shown graduat- 
ing from a Select (Jlrl.s' School, and 
at the same time the daughter of 
the crook is freed from a Keform 
School. Norma Shearer plays both 
roles. As the crooks daughter, she 
is a habitue of a cheap dance hall; 
as the judge's daughter e^e Is a 
sheltered Society deb. ^ 

Mollle, the dance hall girl, meets 
a young lAventor who has perfected 
an appliance that will open any 
safe, apd one of his cronies wants 
him to sell it to a safe-cracking 
mob, but Molllo prevails upon him 
to turn it over to the banking inter- 
ests. There is a sub-title here that 
the banking fraternity may get 
after, it is. "Don't give it to the 
bankers, they'll rob you. Give It to 
the croo)te. they'll treat you square." 
It was a great laugh to the Capitol 
audience. 

Through the selling dt the Inven- 
tion, the boy meets th^ daughter of 
I the judge, who Is the attorney for 
"^the banking interests, and she falls 
In love with him; while he is very 
much In love with her. and the 
dance hall girl eats her heaft out 
silently, finally sacrificing her own 
love 80 that the boy may be happy. 

Miss Shearer's work in the dual 
role la perfect, and Incidentally there 
Is a bit of double exposure work 
done in the automobile shots that 
Is the best that there has been 
shown in the Ijne.of one character 
In a double role In a' long time. 
Malcolm McGregor In the lead han- 
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there Is a pOKslbility as a Dim 
• oniedlan that' will bear watching; 
he la i;e<iriie K. Arthur, and if h<' 
i<t properly developed he will be one 
uf the laugh makers of the future on 
the s.rei n. Others in the cnst just 
lianilled minor role>«. Fred. 



NEW LIVES FOR OLD 

Fdnt<»i« r^ayirv-I^iiky pniiluctlon xlarrlnc 
ll.'Cy <'iin)p«uii. AilupliJ by AilcliiUlo Hi-tl- 
briiM Itirrt'txl by <'lar<'iicn U.tdKtr Hhowii 
ut til" HIvoll *i-rk ct Ftb. il'. Huniilns 
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Olyinpr IJflty '""ompaon 

llutEh Warri'n Wallarn MacUonaM 

I><t Muntlnrlch Thi^xlore KotlofI 

Hij»ln. . . SheMim I^-wla 

Jean ll.rtaut Jack Joyce 

Wliliiw Turrrnce UarKur.'t Sne>l<lon 

.S'liafor Warren Jont-ph Powl'n: 

Mr*. Warrrn Helen l>u:!b»r 

I«>'rlbe Hali> Henry 

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Tills seems rather a lare date to 
bring iilong a war drama of this 
type to Broadway even in pictures. 
It Is one of those stcgrles that is at 
once conventional s^n^ stereotyped 
in plot and action. Just a cafe 
dancer who falls in love with an 
American officer In Paris. He 
doesn't know that she is the dancer. 
After he goes to the front sho wants 
to do her bit and so becomes a 
member of the War Department's 
secret corps. Under orders sha car- 
ries on an affair with a suspected 
Major, and Anally traps him. The 
Department, unable to show its 
hand, lets the accusation stand lo 
the general mind that she was tbe 
spy's accomplice. There being but 
ono way opt of the predicament, 
her dealt- and burial are arranged 
for, in proxy, just at the announce- 
ment of the armistice. She returns 
to her little Normandle home, where 
her American sweotlieart finds her 
and takes her back to the States as 
his bride. — 

At this point the spy who made 
his escape again turns up on the 
scene with a title and ae a suitor 
for the hand of the sister of the 
officer to whom the dancer is mar- 
ried. When she, in order to save 
her sister-ln-law, exposes him. she 
does so at a cost of her own ex- 
posure, but, although I^er husband's 
family turn from her, iifi remains 
loyal, his faith being rewarded by 
the arrival of the chief of the 
French Embassy, who clears up the 
situation and informs her in-laws 
that the French Government has 
been searching for tbe girl to deco- 
rate her for her war work. 

Betty Compson as the heroine 
manages fairly well with a role that 
does not offer any real opportunities. 
Wallace MacDonald handles the 
hero rather nicely, but the outstand- 
ing hit Is the performance that Jack 
Joyce, the one-legged dancer from 
vaudeville, givee as a French hero 
who has lost his leg in service. 
Joyce displayed a great deal of per- 
sonality and seemed to get to the 
audience. Naturally, sympathy was 
with him and the role called for 
Just that. 

"New Lives for Old"' does not look 
as though it was' going to be a par- 
ticularly strong box office card in 
the pre-release htfusee, btlt it js a 
program picture that will get by in 
the regular rud ot things in the 
subsequent runs. Fred. 



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THE RAG MAN 

Ifetro-Oeldwyn production, atarrlnc Jackie 
Coofan. Written by Wlllard Mack. Direct- 
ed by Bddle Cltna. Supervised by Jack 
Coo^n. Kr. At tb* State, New York, week 
of February 23. Run* about 70 mlnuteii. 

Tlirf Keny Jackie Coonan 

Max.alnaberc Max Davidnon 

Mrs. Malloy L.ydU Teamona Titu.t 

Bernard Robert Bdeaon 

Kemp«r William Conkli" 

"The Rag Man" is Coogan's final 
picture under his present contract 
with Metro-Goldwyn. In it Jackie 
again plays the ragged urchin seen 
in "Tiie Kid" and several other Coo- 
gan films. The return to battered 
cap, sweater and long trousern 
shows that Jackie, naturally enough, 
has grown considerably since the 
days he first became the world's 
favorite youngster. He Is still 
small enough to be entirely win- 
some and appealing, and there ap- 
pears a new boyishness about him 
that Ingratiates. His comic tech- 
nique is surer than ever, but in the 
moments of pathos, a studied thes- 
plan attitude, clever enough in it- 
self, has unfortunately taken the 
place of the wholly natural,' un- 
sophisticated charm. 

Primarily a gSLg picture, "The 
Rag Man" has nevertheless a di- 
verting stcry. Tho never-falUnK 
Irish-Jewish theme that has given 
the country its most sensational 
legit hit In years has been used 
here to its best advantage. Wisely 
enough, the author and director de- 
cided not to let too hCAvy a burden 
fall on Coogan's little shoulders an<l 
have given almost as important a 
role to Max Davidson. 

Davidson, cast as Ginsberg, a 
junk man, taker care of Timothy 
Michael Patrick Aloysius Kelly after 
an orphan.oge burns down. The 
k^dly old Hebrew proceeds to make 
a real "businMs man" out of little 
Tim, .Tnd tbe little fellow learns S' 
quickly Ginsberg is footed to claim 
he couldn't be smarter If he were 
born in Moscow or named I.*vinsky. 
Tim buy? more for four dollars than 
the Junk c^irL will carry, talks wit). 
his handp, bargains and haggle* 
and finally is the means of bring- 
ing to •".iT-berg .1 fortune r;;,'h?fnry 
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Mwing machine patent stolen trona 
blm year^ before. 

The flnlsh is a wow. The two 
partners, now delicrlbed aa the 
"bisKest dealers In antiques in the 
city," are shown at an ultra -fash- 
ionable' polf ciub. Just aa Tlihmy 
Is drivitigr someone at the next tee 
shoiits "Fore" whereupon the little 
merchant responds "Not a cent more 
than 3.98'' or something to that 
effect. They are then shown driv- 
ing to the next hole in a stunaina 
ItoIl8«Boycei 

The film is crowded wUh similar 
Rags, with perhaps the biggest 
laughs on the captions, not credited 
in the billing. Robert Edeson, Lydla 
Teamons Titus and others in the 
cast are entirely capable. 

PAMPERED YOUTH 

Film adaptation of Booth Tarklnston^ 
Pulltxer priie novel. "The MaKnlflceot Am- 
b«raona." Produced \>y Albert B. SmiUi. 
Dlraotvd br David Smith and r«l«M«d by 
Vita|rr«ph. Running time, 67 mlaa. 

OeoiTi Mlnafer (ai man) CuUen Landla 

Oeorte MInafer (aa Iwy) Ban Alexander 

Busana Mors&n .'Ailan Fasraat 

Iaab«l -MInafer .Alios CaUMun 

MaKit' Ainberson', . , Bmmatt KInf 

Wilbur Ml&tfer ....;... .WalMee McOotMld 

Ijucy Moraan...... .Chaflott* Marrlatn 

Pana|i MInafer......^.,., .Katheryn Adanu 

MrsL Foster,...^.. .i....AKClq Herrins 

OebTS* AmbersDii ...'..... WlUiain J. Irvlns 



This production heralded by Vita- 
graph with much trumpet and fan- 
fare missed'by a Wide maraln living 
up to exi>ectatIon9.' Reputed as 
having been adapted from a BoQth 
Tarkington prise winning novel, Uie 
surmise Iti that it n|ade better 
reading than tAm enter^inment. 

Although' I'arldnat^ may have 
written a faltbilal slcetch of the 
proud Ambet-sopi;. myob artiflciallty 

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has crept into the film play. Most 
of the characters amble through 
niore like automatons than charac- 
ters of the flesh, and never once 
tnroughout its splntUng does any 
of the touted cast skim the surface 
of a brilliant performance. 

^Uat What recommended the story 
as a film flublect, aside from the 
Pulitzer award and the reputation 
of its atithor, is a secret of the pro- 
ducers. Its story is the stet^QOtyped 
yai-p of southern pride and a wilful 
ofF8i>rin^ of a lovelesD maldh who 
makes himself despicable from 
childhood only to ffraap at the straw 
of redemption when fortune Is 
swept from under him. and he is 
compelled to support himself and 
mother. 

Cullen Landis gives a flat per- 
formance as the grown-up cad. 
Even In the pathetic moments he 
falls to be convincing. The part is 
not a world beater, but it seems 
mere could have been done with it 
than 'Landis accomplishes. Alice 
Calhoun was charming as "Isabel 
Ulnafer.". mother of the boy, while 
Allan Porrest, Emnaett King and 
Charlotte Merriam gave creditable 
pet-formances in their respective 
roles. - From all angles a weak sister ^ 
and especially for the Rialta Asa^^^^ f 
selling title, perhaps, but it has 
little chance of holding up unless 
booked 9n double feature bills. 

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StesI Vslentiflo's $600 Saddle 

Los Angeles, March 8. 
Burglars broke into the stables of 
the- Vflited Studios and stole a sil- 
ver itiounted saddle, valued at |<I00, 
t>elonging to Rudolph Valentino. 

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Cbadwlek Ptctures CoiW ralaaaa. direekad 
by Ivaa Abralnaoa. BUirr hr Ivan Abnua- 
aoo. StarriM LdasalBarryinore. abowa at 
the Broadway. N. xT, week. o( March 3. 
RunAlna ttms M mlna. 
James McQaade . . . . .V. . . . tilolial BarryiaoM 

Juila Calvert.;.. v<««>f.0«ena Owen 

UanlAl Harrlngtoo,..'...,^.,..Qaatoa 01m« 
Robert McQuade.......-..;....^ t. l^oCt 

Ooriane a»attoa..-;;.»«;tiiriora I<* BretDk 
Oeei'se LaiffWMx»«««,«v«#«**«f«^Aunai.lCeaaa 
^Uly aray..,..,..^.....,.,..Jgs<ipk Striker 

. This le a real don^e«^c melodrama 
that they wjtil like, \u the aioalier 
towna and with the hlim<9 of litoniBl 
Baryoaore It sh9Uld aet aome zhonnr 
at the box offlce. The, trouble Wltn 
the picture at the Broadway waa. 
that the operator rushed |t through 
in leas than an hour and had the 
action Jumping all over th* acreen. 

The story is a big' city tale of 
politics ahd matrimonial Intrigue. 
There are any number of minor di- 
rectorial details that are at coni- 
plete variance with what would 
actually happen tp real life, bt(t 
Abramson haa' a habit of htakii^g 
hie characters l^aturally dlQ a lot of' 
things that woiiltiiif t t^awiin; lind 
this picture is no, ex<;^i>t!on td. his 
proverbial ruW, ' '''/'"'' 

Lionel Barrymoref ik Jh the r6l)> 
of the political power, ^ho txAnn 
another pdlltlelan t6' that he may 
obtain- the hand of tie lA(t*r's 
dauahter. . Beena Owen t>lays the 
daughter, looklna allghtly mature 
for a role of this type. However, 
later In the picture* she qualifies 
when dramatic punch Is needed. 
Ftora Le Breton, as a young chorus 
girl, carries away the honors of the 
film. Qaston Glass playa the Juve- 
nile lead and manages to get by 
with it, although he has nothing 
too much to do, while the second, 
heavy is in the hands of M. J. Fauat. 
who registers well enough. 

The McQuade brothers, James a,iid 
Robert (Barry more and Faust), 
have come to New York from the 
west, having changed their name 
to embark in politics, and James 
l>ecomes a power. He wants to 
marry the daughter of John Cal- 
vert, but being rebuffed frames 
Calvert, and the latter is about to 
be sent to state's prison when James 
McQuade steps in and saves him 
with the understanding that Cal- 
vert's daughter is to become hto 
wife. Sometime later McQuade be- 
comes suspicious of his wife and 
a young lawyer whom he has named 
district attorney and sets his brother 
to spy on them. The brother has 
a soft.«pot for hia sister-in-law and 
tries to make love to her. James 
llnaly kills him for this and the 
ortma is fastened on a young chorus 
girl who has been friend^ with the 
brother and who is also a friead 
of the wife. 

At the trial, when 'the girl con- 
fesses her real name and relates 
that her father deserted her mother 
when she was but a small child, 
James realizes that he is sending 
his own daughter to the chair, and 
after obtaining an adjournment of 
the trial makes a confession and 
commits suicide. 

It Is one of those pictures where 
a lot of unhappiness is cleared up 
through a couple of violent deaths 
and In some parts of the country 
they like that sort of stuff. 

This picture was finished .more 
than six months ago but at the 
time there was con«iluerablo con- 
troversy regarding it betweeij I. E. 
Chad wick and Ivan Abramson, 
which may account for the length 
of time it has taken for it to obtain 
a showing on Broadway. Without 
Lionel Barrymore or a name 'of 
equal strength it would never have 
been shown on Broadway, as the 
fitory and direction hardly, class It 
with the better program productions. 

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UCtle mias, ^mlljr P^rde^ . pha i» 
almpjy bugs over the sbarlS apd haa 
several eff*ctlv« littlfi acehsa vbars 
4he tries to f9irce hlip to ac^mo.wl- 
edke hU affeQtlo^s. Of courss'thei 
aberitt' 1« .letter perfect wlian it 
somes to rlAUig »ia /aun-apUtlng, 
but at lovs hell in fh^ wrong pev. 

As the love affair'* between '|tie 
aUarilTs hrothsr ajpd the bankera 
daiughter moves apaos, it deitfllopf 
thai thsi taller Moody is aOlng t6 rob 
the Mpk aftfr alL He d^«« »nd Is 
bTDUabt ha<ik to Jati by his hrotbei*. 

yh«n lioiqes q»e ufliVvi^ Etannr is 

seiitenoed to paaa. How, when tui<r fSS'^^^SI^-- 
where it all came About, nobody SSJUli!!!!" 
knowa, and no caption was flashed 
(o tell the screenlookers why tho 
execution. 

A tip comes that Henry is not 
The Raven, even the aheriff's alrl 
and Henry declare that he (Henry) 
Isn't, The sheriff then pulls a ruse 
as word has been sent Henry by 
The Raven that he wUl not hang. 
Henry, by-the-way, had hidden the 
bank's tooney and oply he (Henry) 
knew where U was cached. 



wtt»i».it ri)n« wild.. Vpll worked un. 

•OA.the famlnine , ooittingent. Miss 

tfKeM 4»»*n»s tiHKial praise. 

li^s bU 6y^rythln«,in,her favor an«- 

itJces the best of it Mark. 



The sherHI^tB led to the gallows 
^Ut aloAg cornea a rescuing party 
whicti Wwada up by the sheriff, hand- 
cntfflng ms main'' rescuer. 'JTbe l^ven, 
'«^d ^ho Is none ofber thah the 
manager of the bank and' the bl.d 
enemy of thb Moody 'boys.^ 

Of course Henry Is freed, the 
money's returned to the bank, Mary 
and Henry do the big embrace, and 
Emily finally gets Frank to declare 
his love, and everything ends hap- 
pily. Just as audiences have long 
been accustomed to seeing them 
when Jack Hoxie and the Universal 
ranchers start to ride Vrlth hoofs 
flying and guns read^ for the draw. 

Story qnisfies. Hoxie sure looks 
an idfal sheriff whether riding oi 
striding to and fro, and he's a typa 
that Dils a bill -yrhen there's physical Jv'a 
encounters or gunplay to be con- P^tf 
sidered. 

There's a corUng comedy bit, a 
bunch of cowhands or. rather, the 
sherlfTs posse, who try to run an 
auto and it creates consternation 



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An Interesting murder mystery 
starring PaUy Ruth MlUer. if ona 
accepts the theory that the subcon- 
scious niind directs the activities of 
sleep walkers and that the somnam- 
bulists do hot remember anytiiing 
they 4® 'While in the coma, "but if - 
put to sleep by artlQolal means will 
reveal the promptings of the sub- 
cspsclous mind, the picture is credu- 
lous. 

Whether one admits its plausibility 
or' pot,' it is an engrossing picture, 
adhilfably cast and directed and 
s4AnpttiousIy produced. Mtss MiHcr 
is Dora Sinclair, the. sleep-walking 
miss. Shp is cured ot the habit by 
Dit-Bonrget (Geo. PerloIat> by tt^ 
method referred to above. " 

portk at school carries oii a flirta- 
tion with Dick Wakefield (Freeman 



wood) and writes him love letters, -'^i 
Shb Is engaged to Prank Farrell '"-tl 



(I^les Welch), a young attorney^ 

Ltuter sh^ discovers Wakefield Iqr 

maf'ried to one of her best friends. 

Ttjs Wakeflelds lease the place next 

to, 'Dora's home. 

Dora attends a "w41d party" at the 

akeflelds and tries to recover her 

ers from the philanderer, who 

demanded ti kiss for each ietter. He 

stii^Fgles with her and is surprised 

by ibis wife, who leaves the house. 

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FLYING HOOFS. 

Univeraal production. aUrrlns Jack Iloxle. 
Btdry by Clea Wooda. Prooi original atpry, 
"Beyond the, Law." Directed by Clifford 
Smith. Reviewed at the tlVnM, New Terl(. 
Fab. 2S. Runnlag tlma. SB minutea. ., 

Prank Moody ,....,,.. .Jack Hosle 

Henry Moody Bartlett Carre 

fianker Connor Wllliani Wclah 

Jamea Perdee Qordon Ruaaell 

Stelly Perdee Charlotte Steven* 

Mary Cbnnor Alya Hurretl 

The Raven Duke R. Lee 



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'TIs rerlly the age of flying, thun- 
dering herds and hoofs on the screeii 
these hectic days of "westerns." 
"Flying Hoofs" Is a typical western, 
with Jack Hoxie, as the sheriff, who 
must ride a fast horse whenever his 
posse was called forth or whenever 
he WQnt in pursuit of "The Raven," 
a bold, bad man, a man given to dis- 
guises and robbing folks who drew 
money from Connor's Cattlemen's 
Bank. 

The story Is one that Jumps a few 
hurdles In so far as screen license 
Is concerned. There's a reward by 
the western town's leading bank for 
the arrest and capture of The 
Raven, the outlaw, and Sheriff 
Moody (Hoxie) has sworn to get 
him, dead or alive. In the getting, 
however, strong suspicion and vil- 
lage gossip point the finger at ,the 
sheriff's tall brother. Usnry MocJIy. 
who, to make the story more Intri- 
cate, lovss the ban^r'^ ^duughter. 
Mary. bdjtPiates the girl's father 
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Here is a story that Is 
crammed with those ele- 
m(6nts of audience ap- 
peal that will mear\ fnoney 
anywhere. ••.•;^' . i?; VjC ' '.. 

-A strong love story and 
as fine a Parisian back- 
ground as has ever been 
brought to the screen,^ ^. 

with '"* 

Jacqueline Logan 

Mary Aator 

Clive Brook 
^'Buster'* CoUier , 

Mr Countoas do Cham- 
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lleves Connor gypped him and his 
brother out ' of their ranch. Now 
Henry makes no bones about his 
public sentiment regarding Connor 
and once earner dose- to giving him 
a sock on the nose. 

Hoxie has a sweetie, a peart, cute; 



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^ frooi b*' iB«tb«r's. Th« nutkl 
S^M •!>• MW • gboat walk np 
fJ^Ljrt, Dora's footprint la found 
ZTalaU* in th« room of WakeHeld 
2. fcjg wife racalla ahe overheard 
w MV to Wakefleld, "You 9utht to 

**jj— n la arreated and tried for the 
^t^fr Farrell defenda her, but 
gT*^]nl geema a perfect circumatan- 
Q one, when Farrell learns of 
Sa*a early sleep walking affliction. 
^rBourget is placed on the atand 
j^M allowed to place Dora under In- 
£|Bce. Bbe describes the murder, 
Sy^ was committed by Jose Sar- 
^aatO (Bertram Orassby), a rich 
flootli American, whose wife was 
Snlng an amour wllh Wakefleld 
Men the husband entered. 
' Sarmento and wife are In court 
And following the testimony, he con- 
Miss Miller is girlishly ap 



yaealing and convincing throughout. 

V lilies Welch was splendid as her 
flance and Freeman Wood was the 
Msband who likes to play to the 
life. Arllne Pretty had a negative 
fele as his wife, but handled it sat- 
tofactorily. A corking good feature 
for the second run houses. Con, 



SIGN OF THE CACTUS 

Cnlrenal production, (tarrlnc Jack Hoxl«. 
Aimftti by iMulorc B«mateln from the 
dory by Norma Wilde. Photoirraphed by 
■■iir Neamann. DireotPd by Cllffoni Amltb. 
At Loew's New York, Feb. 20, as Jialf tbe 
M)!. Rnns abont an bottr. 

Wblte Horse Cactaa Jack Hoxle 

«lle Helen Holmes 

Dderton J. Oordon Kunel 

thndle Ocorae Francis Fbrd 

., yea '.'Joseph Swickard 

■arl of Cbldo Frank Newberc 

Meriir Jack Pratt 

^ck (boy) Bobby Oordon 
lie (sfrl) Muriel France* Dana 



? ' Except' for some exquisitely beau- 
^tlful shots of Jack Hoxie riding 
through moonlit western valleys on 
a magnificent white horse there is 
little to "The Sign of the Cactus" 
that cannot be found in a thousaj»d 
•tber program pictures of the same 
category The story, dealing with a 
Tfeud between western ranchers and 
U-M water company that attempts to 
;'take their land is totally trite and is 
unrelieved by severer clumsy at- 
tempts to provide novel situations. 

Hoxie is White Horse Cactus, ao 
called because of his unlawful activi- 
ties against the water company and 
ifor the benefit of the ranchers who 
are having their livelihood taken 
\\Jttom them. His father had been 
jtUUed defending his property years 
f Before, and White Horse is out on 
'• rampage of revenge. Ttf« intro- 
duction of a gang of eastern gunmen. 
Imported to do tbe water concern's 
':4irty work. I« a slight innovation 
■irom the usual western hcAvlea, 
lik^nie love Interest Is taken care of by 
tbe daughter of jUie general manager 
of the water flUtm, recognized by the 
kero throupb a scar dating from 
yeA's before, when they had played 
together. 
Hoxle saves her from drowning in 
;• mildly staged bit. and finally gives 
lip his revengeful pursuits to please 
her. The former rodeo rider has Im- 
Ikroved his general acting, but In the 
.love scenes his work is unconvinc- 
ing. Helen Holmes, veteran of many 
aerial pictures, is not very prepos- 
aeaalnt as the girl, but Francis 
Ford, another old-timer, takes the 
konors as an old shyster lawyer. 
; The photography is.up to the usual 
•tandard, and some of the gunplay 
and chase bits hold a good share of 
action and excitement. But. on tbe 
Vhole it's Just one more western, 
and as such should satisfy the many 
i-lovera of thia school of film. 

ilS LOVE EVERYTHING 

Murray Qarason production dislrlbutrd 
»y Associated Kxhibltors. Directed by W. 
Christy Cabanne, 

;ir»lnla Carter Alma Rubens 

Robert Whitney Frank Mayo 

Jordan Soulhwlck H. B. 'Wamer 

»oya Carter. Walter MoGrall 

■dyihp Ktanley...... Lllyan Ta^hman 

Mrs. Carter. Marie Rchaeffer 

Mrs. Rowland .•...•...; Irene Howley 

' "Is Love Everything" screens a 
oomblnatlon of Just plain apple- 
sauce. 

At first the film givps promise 
•f developing Into a worthwhile 
Study of the favorite old theme "two 
fellers and a go|l." But once Vir- 
ginia Carter (Aimo Mayo) has made 
her choice .ind picked tbe man of 
Wealth rather than the one she loves. 
It becomes a pitifully stereotyped 
atory with the husband putting bin 
Wife to the test to see if she still 
cares fo^ his rival. A wreck at sea 
gives the script opportunity to palm 
the husband off as drowned. 

The Enoch Arden stuff culminates 
With the voluntary disappearance of 
the husband after he learns his wife 
can be happy only with her lover. 
That's a so-called twist that has 
been seen countless times. In this 
picture the handling does not lift 
It from the ordinary. 

The wreck of the yacht show the 
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lawful one) picked up by a rum 
runner. Hope run* high that the 
picture turoa fo. the better. But 
action that follows, telling of mutiny, 
is alovenly and unconvincing. The 
director has done little here but 
turn on a terrific rain atorm in 
which the asserted group of villains 
are hurled overboard. It is about 
the dullest collection of sea Incidents 
seen in months. 

In thla stupid picture the dis- 
tinguished legitimate actor, H. B. 
Warner, provides a spark of relief 
as the husband and overshadows by 
far the other principals. Miss Rul>ens 
and Frank Mayo. Walter McGrall 
contributes a fair bit as a comic 
heavy. 

The scenes In handsome country 
estates and on the yacht bespeak 
costliness. Miss Rubens wears some 
beautiful gowns. 



BATTLING MASON 

A Hercules Film Production distributed by 
Bud Barsky. Frank Merrill starred with 
Billy Klmer. Dick Sutherland, Wilbur 
Morante and Eva Novak in the supporting 
cast. Written for tbe acreen by W. B. 
Wlnr and directed by Jack Nelson and Wil- 
liam James Cratt. At Loew'a, New Tork, 
Feb. 1». 



This release, made by a minor In- 
dependent company, Is one of the 
best of Its kind ever thrown on the 
market. Had It been written with a 



sense of humor It would o« equal 
to the old Fairl>anks Triangle brand, 
Insofar as story goee, but as it 
stands, with its fights, thrills, stunts 
and love Interest, it la fit to go on 
any second-run screen of the aver- 
age caliber, and as a epUt feature 
with a vaudeville show "Battling 
Mason" la exactly the sort of stuff 
those patrons devou- with r^llah. 

The atory concerns a young 
gentleman of the eaat who la hard 
with tbe flsts. Out west he has a 
rich uncle who holds the money- 
bags and he doesn't want unk to 
know that he and the dukes get 
along well In a fight But along 
comes a political press agent who 
runs him for office under a contract 
that he mustn't fight during the pre- 
election period. Uncle comes east 
during thla time. There's also a 
girl, a bljnde with a prlze-flKhting 
brother, so when the boy takes a!: 
kinds of Insul'e without raisin-^ a 
band the cry of "yellow" Is ralse.l. 

But down In the m^ house district 
the ruffians set upon talm during a 
political speech. He has to run, 
due to the contract, but when they 
steal hla girl l.e tuma and ahows 
them what bitting the floor feela 
like. And he wlna tbe girl and the 
election and ticklea ncle with his 
pugilistic ability. 

Frank Merrill, who plays this role, 
isn't much of an actor. Probably 



experience Is what he needs, but he 
has an arm on him like a telephone 
pole. He'r- good looking, too, and 
this film, contrary to most of the 
cheap thrillers. Indicates some care 
of production and some expertnesa 
In the handling of the scenario. For 
entertainment it backs the sex 
dramas olT the boards. 

Eva Novak is the girl and good, 
while Billy Elmer, as her tough 
brother, ia enough like a pug to 
get by with the role. The others 
in the -ast don't mean a whole lot, 
but suffice. 

It can be safely said that of all 
the minor lindependent releases of 
recent date this stands near the top 
of 'he list. And lest that "minor" 
be misleading, thia one will enter- 
tain most audience which doesn't 
demand a star arid a million dollars 
worth of scenery. And it beats 
some of those that are Included in 
the blocks Issued by the big pro- 
ducers. Siak. 



^^. HAPPY ENDING 

London, Feb. 13. 
Founded on the Buccemiful play by 
Ian Hay. "The Happy Ending" pro- 
videa eiv^ertalnment which Is typi- 
cally British both In sentiment and 
setting. P. L>. Mannock, responaible 
for tbe aeenarlo. has handled his 
subject well and. despite the length 



(elghi jels). has provided a storF 
whlrh Id gripping. 

Thia portion of the work is ex< 
cellent, und once more George A. 
Cooper proves his right to stand at 
the head of British producers. Hla 
work Is consistently good and, in 
using Ihe Thames, old country gar- 
dens and few Interiors, he baa 
achieved a picture of artistic beauty, 

Mrs. Craddock has brought her 
three children up to believe their 
father the whitest of men, who died 
a hero's death while rescuing a child 
from drowning. As a matter of fact 
Craddock was a eur of the first 
water, and soon proves it by turning 
up and blackmailing his unhappy 
wife. He seeks to lead the eldest 
hoy astray, and almost succeeds. In 
the end, finding his course nearly 
sped, i.'i-addock decides to go away, 
hut before he c.in do so he loses his 
life In saving a child In almost Iden- 
tically the s.-tme way Mrs. Craddock 
has so often described to her chil- 
dren. 

Fay Compton Is excellent as Mra. 
Craddock, and Jack Buchanan, de- 
parting momentarily from light com- 
edy, shows he ran do fine work by 
his performance of the blackguardly 
husband. Donald Searle gives a good 
performance as a boy friend of the 
family, and Jack Hobbs Is well up 
aa the eldest Craddock boy. 0<ire. 





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, Sure moving along. * That 

Mtotr6itK>ldwyn-Mayer "^firq 

Have ^oa 'noticed how , tbey:^ _ 

hitting? How they have been? 

Rirfitsalong. This seaioftt' ; ■ 

Tli« '*hlef topic of H6ll>wbbd/ 

Where they watch pj<tnre tnftWng. 

Like hpwh«-e elae. And Wbtre; Ui« 

jKtitym.mhgV* happeimj ftjiheliitfe 

^old box-office. D«|)ite 'ifiat* they 

ptwijrfoot aoout the 'Writers ,Cluh. 

AntJ. other place*. And ::^^di»cuM Art-i^^ 

With a.iargc and emphatic Ai*j.K " 

Within a year, M»tro hdn 

piM^A way ah«dd.-\ Until it 

oeeupiet a tremendously for^e- 

ful p«ntitm. In the 6u«4n«««. - 

Dwi to what? Picture. Sojh- _ 

^ ing but. And beiAffofffn^'i^: 

K exhibitors at attraetive IfWp- ''^ 
•': Some keenly pOited>(et>g.% 
Metro lias been "givinfir %Wii%1^ 
tnres. perhaps.' Th<t'« a n^w^phiie, 
of thingk. * In thie picture ..biiiineiji^ 
Never heald of anyone pS/^uff- 
thing away.' In this buslnesa pwore. 
(Still, we're yoang and are ]pi^m 
lonethlng daily:) > iMM 

.However, Ms that as it raay.tWel, 
not interested in,«ales figures.) Thfj 
cw la %ntt'. tb«yhave been turning iwit a 
i^ lot of ifliifl^ty good boxSoftcej^bett. 
iS'«Aad it'i.tbe why and hoviTof this 

I?; Which intereaM.n* a IflW*- ^ **' 
^ CBack of the sceuery.aSu Jcam a 
lot.JAbotit this You find '^Loipa/B. 
VUme^J/lKbchiDg > production. '•* 
i -bltpMHT^man. NO]t-;'intcfested , „ 
f ^^itti/OtAy intereitfjl itiiVhiit. 
^- b&c^lMice wants. And;.docin't,he 
ta^ 46 »ay so. He ^si8 .box .offi ., 
iWord charts. Before him-^aiUthc 
tiiWe. And. keeps theih ^Jiefc ;.The 
artiUfie -acenarios and .♦doWabs;'^ "* 
lejives to hii^ides. Gives "Han 
itnd Irving Thalbeirg .f u!l aWW 
latter. »ays:'."SometiwieA I tn ' 
. is -working for me; rioU, 

^ bettSV*¥tbdnhe»%f*i 

work Ay and nightf? fit 

did all da// Previtr«v at _ „ _. 

thing like 17 directors to :|>rd»ide 

terlal with. Conaidennf.^**-^' 

Neilan and von Str<*cim r 

Coitpt these as a few more 

neetf lott, of attention. • • 

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'attracthe pictm**.'' And 

has in»pited the enthe 

Even tne h»g chiefa. 

Vbrk. Eych Marcns- l<oe . 

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intght be offered. To:'ofber"cohc^« 

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VARIETY 



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Wednesday, March 4, 1925 



CANT FIGURE 

K.-A. RADIO 

ANGLE 



Booking of "Radio" Acts 

After Refusing Snod- 

grass. Confuses Agents 



The booking of two radio broad- 
oastins acts at the Pala<;e, New 
Tork, Harry RIchman and band and 
Ben Bernie and band, following the 
turn down of Harry M. Snodgrass 
by the Keith -Albee circuit on ac- 
count of his radio activities while an 
inmate of Leavenworth prison, has 
caused considerable comment in 
vaudeville circles. 

Vincent Lopez, who has been 
broadcasting continuously since his 
last Keith appearance, is also booked 
for a Palace engagement, opening 
March 2, and the lUchman act Is 
to play a return engagement at the 
Palace some time in the near future. 

In view of the determined anti- 
radio stand taken last season by 
the Keith circuit, and the incorpo- 
ration of an anti-radio clause in all 
Keith contracts, the recent bookings 
have the a«ents up in the air. 

According to the story, the Snod- 
' grass act, which Is receiving $760 
weekly from the Orpheum circalt 
and breaking house records, was 
classed aa a radio act and turned 
down by the Keith bookers. Sn'xl- 
grass had achieved national public- 
ity through his piano broadcastl) ;. 
while In prison, and w«a signed by 
BUI Jttcobs, the Chicago agent. He 
was offered to the Keith bookers by 
^ an eastern agent, but refused. 

It la understood that Bernie and 
Iiopez wi'I cease broadcasting while 
playing Keith-A1l>e« engagements, 
but the booking la considered an 
about-face on the original stand, 
which concluded that acts broad- 
casting hurt their vaudeville values 
V through too much familiarity via 
the ether. 



Reprisal by Exhibitors 



Shawnee, Okla.. March 3. 

A. B. Momand, president of 
the Motion Picture Theatre 
Owners of Oklahoma, has of- 
llcially notified the New York 
ofllcea of the American So- 
ciety of Composers to request 
every member of the com- 
posers' society to immediately 
discontinue the practice of 
circularising the theatre own- 
ers of Oklahoma and to stop 
sending professional or sample 
copies of the coijjipoBers' music 
to them. 

President Momand adds: 
"The theatre owners of Okla- 
homa do not desire to play the 
music of any of your mem- 
bers and do hereby call upon 
you for your co-operation to 
the extent that you lend every 
assistance to us that will aid 
us in bringing about an im- 
mediate elimination of the 
music of the-members of your 
society." 

A coi>y of the Momand letter 
has be<n sent to picture and 
theatrical papers. 



NIG. ON RADIO 
FOR 1-NIGHTERS 



N. T. G. and Others on 
Interrupted Tour 



RADIO UCENSE 
FIRST ARREST 



Los Angeles. March S. 

Georga W. Fellows has the dis- 
tinction of beinz the first person 
arrested for violation of the national 
"air" regulations governing radio 
broadcasting through operating a 
private station ^thout a Federal 
license. 

Fellows states that he attempted 
on several occasions to obtain a li- 
cense, but was refused. He was re- 
leased in $1,000 ball pending trial. 



CHI'S NEW STATION 

Chicago. March S. 

Plan^ have been made for the 
erection her* of one of the largest 
radio stations In the world, with 
the Radiophone Broadcasting Corp. 
having a hand in its operation. 

It will be known as Station WHT. 
George Carlson Is general manager 
of the R. B. Corp. 



MUSICALS OYER RADIO 

The Duncan Sisters are slated t6 
broadcast from WOR Monday af- 
ternoon (March », doing their 
"Topsy and Eva" song specialties. 

Helen Bolton of "My Olrl" is an- 
other musical performer due to 
radiocast from the same station 
Marc)) 13. 



MUSK FOR m 

BY RADIO AND 

AMPLIFIERS 



''Great Idea" Ruined by 

Lack of Lot Angeles' 

Official Funds 



ROME PICKING UP WGY 

''^ Rome, March 3. 

Concerts broadcasted from Schen- 
ectady, N. Y. (WGY), are distinctly 
heard here, but as the music is 
heard about three a. m.. on account 
of the difference in time, only a few 
Roman fans enjoy It. 



WTICS 300 FOOT TOWER 

A new air station has been opened 
In Hartford. Conn., which boasts of 
an aerial tower. 800 feet high. The 
station haa been designated WTIC, 
with programs broadcast Tuesdays 
and Fridays. ~ . 



N. T. G. will be fe.tured here and 
there, ;.ow and again, according to 
the present outlook and under his 
^ntract for one year with the 
Henry Kraft Attractions. A show 
with N. T. G. at its head Is due to 
open tomorrow (Wednesday) night 
at Perth Amboy, N. J., .'ust across 
the New York Bay. Its next stand 
Is listed for Tarrytown, N. Y.. with 
date uncertain. 

N. T. G. when off of WHN is Nils 
T. Granlund, press man for the 
Loew Circuit. As the T.oew pub- 
licist he is debarred from engag- 
ing as an entertainer through his 
radio comipent in any city where 
there is A' Ijoew theatre. Loew's 
theatres appear to be all over wher- 
ever there is a town of worth while 
size. Through the prohibition N. T. 
Q. is limited in his theatrical wan- 
derings. 

Granlund Thick With Loew's 
As the ruler of the WllN station, 
Granlund grows more thick with 
the Loe\. t^eople as that station Is 
a publicity stunt by the Loew (fir- 
cult, even to having its studio in the 
Loew Building on Broadway, New 
York. The Intimate business re- 
lations held by Granlund with the 
Loew crowd led some of the Loew 
people left in New York to remark 
yesterday it looked doubtful to them 
if Granlund would open tomorrow In 
Perth Amboy. That slightly per- 
turbed Mr. Kraft who had billed 
N. T. G. in P. A. (not press agent), 
l>esldes disco /erlng Monday morn- 
ing there \vas*a 1300 advance sale 
Not only had Mr^ Kraft made 
the money discovery, but he had 
turned down a guarantee of 13,500, 
so he said, for the N. T. O. show 
to play Syracuse. Loew's does not 
t>eok or play Syracuse, but Syra- 
cuse la a seven-hour Jump from 
N. Y. No matter how Kraft wanted 
to figure It out he couldn't Hnd a 
system that would allow Granlund 
to let Syracuse .see him In the eve- 
ning and return to the WHN studio 
the same night. 

Available Spots 
Among the several spots not 
booked by Loew but still accessible 
for N. T. G. for night shows were 
Hempstead and Patchogue, Long Is- 
land, while Jamaica Is looked upon 
as a pipe and Jersey City a pos- 
sibility. 

In t'lc radio Hhow framed for 
Perth Amboy at $'.'.50 top (with the 
$2 seats selling best), are, besides 
N. T. G. himself, Krank Silvers and 
his "Banana" Band, Will Morrlsey. 
Midgie Miller. Co.i Conrad. Dagniar 
Godowsky, El Toy floor (cabaret) 
revue, and the Clarence Williams 3. 
On the l-nighters the proRram is 
not to b'. held stricty to one line- 
up, but N. T. G. Is guaranteed if 
the show plays. 



Los Angeles, March S. 

Someone who is desirous of sav- 
ing the city money had a brniiant 
idea whereby one band, located In 
one of the city parks, would be abla 
to furnish all of the music for the 
various ctty parks and homes via 
the radio. 

They put the plan up to the Park 
Commission. That body thought it 
was a great idea. It was simple, 
only necessitating the placing of 
amplifiers in the various parks as 
far as Los Angeles' harbor and San 
Fernando. Someone said It took 
money to do it. About $25,000. This 
the Park Board found it did not have 
in its budget to spend for the fiscal 
year. So it asked City Attorney 
Stephens if it would be the proper 
thing to do to order the apparatus 
installed and pay for It after July 1 
when the new budget goes into effect. 
Stephens, though a lover of music 
and anxious to save the city money, 
replied it could not be done, as the 
city was supposed to be honest and 
could only spend what it had and 
not what It expected to get. 

Meantime, the members of the 
Musicians' Union are very happy, 
as it will Insure some 250 of their 
members getting work in the va- 
rious parks during the season, which 
runs from April 16 to Sept. 16. 



8 NEW STATIONS 



Washington, March 3. 
Following are the latest licensed 
class "A" additions to the broad- 
casting stations as reported by the 
Department of Commerce: 



ABE'S COMMENT 

By ABEL GREEN 



Commandara Rapid RiM 

The Commanders, under Irvine Aaronson'ii direction, who have com* J 
to attention with almost cyclonic speed comparatively, are today com* 4 
manding a record cafe salary for 11 men on Broadway. August Janssea \ 
is i>aying the Commanders 12,000 for their versatile entertaining and j 
dance music services at his new uptown Hof-Brau. Aaronaon also gets ' 
11,626 for hla band from Charles Dillingham In the Elsie Janls revue. I 
"Pusalea" ] 

Aaronson gives Variety no little credit for his success. Less than four 
months axo, Aaronson contracted with Variety for a tS.600 publicity 
plan, using large space of nothing less than a page at a time. He ' 
first plugged his new act name. The Commanders, announcing tha 
abandonment of the Versatile Sextet and Augmented Orchestra cogno« 
men because there were so i^any other combinations using the "versatile**- 
name in one form or another, which has dulled the identity of that 
appellation established 16 years ago. 

In quick succession the Commanders' picture house tour and their 
record breaking feats at some of the houses were ^ploited, thus brlng> 
Ing them to Dillingham's attentions via Alfred E. Aarons of the Krianger 
office, which is associated with DU.ingham in "Puzales." Prom there, 
the Hof-Brau was the next step. 

The Commanders are at present concentrating on a recording contract 
proposition. . 



Piva Plusging Contributions 

The Brunswick Recording Laboratories has the most concentrated 
"plug" on Broadway ever enjoyed by any 'disk company at one time. 
Five Brunswick stars are the attractions on Main street In cafes, the- 
atres and ball rooms within a range of six blocks. Starting at the 
Parody Club on 48th street, Bennie Krueger and his orchestra are the 
first Brunswick aggregation. Further up the alley, Al Jolson at the 
Winter Garden, Predta-ick Fradkln, the concert vlohnist. at the Piccadilly;' 
Ray Miller at the Arcadia t>all room and Isham Jones at the new Rua 
de la Paix on West 64th street complete the quintet. 

Brunswick at one timo was conspicuous by Its absence on Broad>c 



way 






Vague for Foratgn Songs 
The current vogue for foreign popular songs has produced two big 



noi-elty hits in "O Katherlna" (Feist) a^d "Tltina," the French composl- i 
n tills side by Harms, Inc. The Feist numl>er was originally ] 






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C«ll sad atation. f M 

KFBE U. 

Hocn a Wilaon'a, 

"Radloland," 

102S Morro Street, 

San Lula OUapo, Cal. MM 21B.7 
KFWA 

Brownlnc Broa. Co., 

t4Bl Kiaael St., 

Ogdan. Utak 1400 

KITOM 

Rtate ITBIveralty of 

Uontaaa, 

Mlasoula. Montana... 12S0 
WHBF 

Baardaley Specialty Ce., 

217 18th St , 

Rock laUnd. III..' 1S.V) 

WHBO 

John S. Skanr, 

IRIO North 4th St., 

HarrUburs. Pa ISOO 

WHBH 

Culver Military Academr. 

Culver, Ind i360 

WHBI 

(^heaanlnK Electric Co., 

CheiianlnK. Mich 1320 

WKBB 

K. A B. Electric Co., 

.W Emerald Ave., 

Webster, Maas 1300 






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222 100 



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281 



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Billy Jones Laid Up 
The Illness of Billy Jones, of the 
Happiness Boys, caused the radio 
entertainers to cancel WBAF ap- 
pearances last week. An attack of 
rheumatism kept Jones at home. 



RADIO AND RUM 



Washington, March 3. 
The Department of Commerce is 
expected to spend a large portion of 
the $125,000 appropriated to Inves- 
tigate radio conditions In running 
down the lllegiUmate uses of broad- 
casting stations, who, it has been 
charged, are sending messages In 
code, either by popular songs or 
lectures, as advance Information on 
rum running conditions. 



Ritzy Cabaret Takes 
On Classy Press Agent 

Chicago, March 3. 

Chez Pierre, a local night club 
with a rltz clientele, has signed 
(George Maines, former baseball and 
ne\ spaper man, who will handle 
tlie exploitation and also act as as- 
sistant manager. Pierre Nuyttens, 
an etcher whose w<)rks nre much 
esteem-»d among tbe elite, owns 
the Ches Pierre, on whoae walb< 
works of art valued at six flguroH 
are hung. 

Maines is the presf: agent who 
arranged the actors' break fa.st with 
President Coolidge during the last 
campaign. He is the husband of 
Maxine Brown, recently at the 
Woods theatre with "Plain Jane." 



tior. exploited on . _ „...„„ 

published In Vienna by the Wiener Veriag. Both numbers are enjojing'a 
large vogue, and not conflicting with each other, despite the original 
diduction one would "Mil ofT' the other. ,i 

In a quiet way, E B. Marks has been handling many foreign numbers 7 
in America for many years and producing a nmnt>er of big sellers, 
althoui^ hla output has been, for the main, deoorous compositions by 
Lincke, Stolz, Lehar. et al. . j 

Average Numbers Slim Chance 
The consistency with which bands and orchestras are "plugging" pro- 
duction tunes gives the average pop song little opportunity for being ex- 
ploited unle^ unuBually meritorious or appealing to the musicians. Pub- 
lishers are becoming aware of the fact tnat the numbers must appeal first 
to the bandraen through flna scoring and arrangement before they will be 
performed. If the bands Mke a number, their "plugging," despite some 
other shortcomings, will "make" the songr with the public 

Olson's Fun Making 4 

An unusual display of cafe festivities reflecting the good-natured spirit! 
of the band leader was exhibited Saturday night at the Club Morlti, ^ 
New Tork. The unusual sight of staid cafe patrons, mostly feminine, 
getting Into the spirit of the fun and revelry and exhibiting "Charleston" 
and other forms of dancing, was the extraordinary occurrence. George 
Olsen heads the orchestra. He haa been making the lml)romptu enter- 
tainment the feature of the Merits since Its opening. J 

Song a* Basis of New Dance 
For the first time in the history of popuUr music, a song Is being 
used to exploit a new dance creation. Milt Haven's "Dromedary." pub- 
lished by Ed Btarks. has been adapted by Theo-Creo. the Broadway danc- 
ing coach, for a new danca of his creation named atter the compo- 
sition. "The Dromedary" dance Is somewhat similar to the "carnal walk." 

Paying Bands for Radio Plugs 
A new angle on the "act paying" evil has cropped up with radio bands. 
The publtohara deem the ether plugging by favorite bands sufflcientlr 
worth whila to recompense them with periodical |26 conslderaUons for 
their co-operation" In regularly playing certain "plug" songs over tha 
radio. 



Radio Show Competition 

Harold Bolster, radio promoter, 
and husband of Madge Kennedy, Is 
going to buck U. J. (Sport) Herr- 
mann arid James F. Kerr, the Chi- 
cago promoters, by holding his 
Fourth Annual New York Radio 
Show on the same dates as Kerr- 
Herrmann's Second Radio World's 
Fair from Sept. 14-19. 

The latter see actual competition 
from Bolster in that he originally 
announced his Fourth Annual New 
York Radio Show for the first week 
in November and then switched to 
coincide with Kerr -Herrmann, who 
are credited with originating the 
annual Radio shows. 

An interesting promotion battle 
between both factions is looked for 
In the fall. Bolster Is featuring the 
"native son ' 'dea for the New York 
Radio Show. He calls the Cblcagoan 
promoters "outsiders." 



FEIST 8UIH0 EL FET CLUB 

Loo Foist, Inc., is suing the 10! 
Key Club, Inc., 107 West 45th strer t, 
for copyright infringement on 
■June Night," alleged performed lor 
l.ioflt without IkenKO. 

The Kl Fey is one of the most 
popular and successful niKht clnhs 
in New York. 

KOOER WOLFE "CANNING" 

Hoger Wolfe Kahn and his Hottl 
Uiltmore orchestra have signed to 
i^corrt exclusively for the Victor 
brand. 



First Indictment in Cincy 
Road House Investigation 

Cincinnati, March 3. 

The Hamilton County Grand 
Jury, with the Rev. John F. Herget : 
as foreman, returned the first in- < 
dictment as the result of its inves- * 
ligation Into county "road house" '; 
evils. 

In a partial report to Judge 
Roettinger, the Jury returned four 
indictments against :L B. Wessel, 
proprietor of the Greenlee Gardens, 
Greenlee and Ross avenues, St. Ber- 
nard fa suburb of Cincinnati). The 
indictments charge Wessel with 
possessing and selling : itoxicating 
liquor and i>ermitting gambling on 
a device for gain In th house. 

The Jury has not yet finished its 
investigation Into road houses. 



BALLROOM'S RADIO 

Newark, N. J., March J. 

The Paradise ballroom is prob- 
ably the first dance hall to have Its 
own radio studio. It broadcasts 
regularly through WNJ with Jonas 
I'crlbcrg, the naanaging director, 
feature(l,a8 the announcer under the 
billing, "Jonah, the Prince o' 
Whales." 

Porlberj; was last at the Cin- 
derella. New York, in a similar ca- , 
parity. ' >■ 

The bands are Frank Dailey'9 
Meadowbrook orchestra (Edison 
i-ecorders) and the famous original 
Dixieland Jazz Band, Victor artists. 



.Wednesday, March 4. 1925 



MUSIC 



VARIETY 



41 






DISK REVIEWS 

By ABEL 



•{MEMBER (Fox Trot)— J««n 

Goldketto and Hi« Orchoatra 
I WANT TO SEE MY TENNESSEE 
' '^Is.me-Victor No. 19548 

Jean Goldkette, the 'Taul White- 
Man of Detroit." has a tip- top fox- 
Sot couplet. Goldkette'8 quoted blll- 
lQ> i8 derived from his control of 
muflcal Detroit through having the 
-rcheatraa at the Greyatone ball- 
room, Detroit Athletic Club and the 
Book'-Cadlllac hotel, bealdea broad- 
casting prollflcally from both of th* 
•utomoblle clty'a rival sUUona oper- 
ated by the rival newspapers, thus 
affording him unusual publicity out- 
lets. 

' .temember" Is interesting. In that 
BeymSur Simons, the orchestra 
leader at the Addison hotel, Detroit, 
composed it, and is also contributing 
a vocal chorus in this recording by 
bis contemporary. Some nice sax 
figures, violin work and the brasses 
are prominent in both numbers. The 
"oaonlng" is clean-cut and precise. 



gVER LOVIN' BEE (Fox Trot)— 
Ace Brigode and His 14 Virgin- 
ians 
IN THE SHADE OF A 8HELTER- 
u < ING TREE— Sams — Edison No. 
^ 51496 

Ace Brigode's crack band from 
ths Monte Carlo, one of the big sell- 
ers on the Okeh. shows an Interest- 
ing dance couplet in this, his first 
Edison offering. Both are produc- 
tion numbers, the first by Buck and 
Stamper from the Zlegfeld ••Follies," 
"Shelferlng Tree" Is from "The Music 
B^x Revue." 

The orchestrations are smartly ar- 
ranged, with the brasses and some 
out-of-the-ordinary mute work par- 
ticularly impressive. 



eOCOANUT TROT (Fox Trot)— Abo 

Lyman's California Orchestra 
J WANT YOU BACK, OLD PAL— 

J> Same — Brunswick No. 2749 
' "Cocoanut Trot" (Arnheim-Ly- 
man-Lopes) Is strictly a home-made 
product with the Lyman orchestra, 
three of its members collaborating 
In its composition. It Is named 
after the Cocoanut Grove. Los An- 
geles, the Lymanltes' home grounds. 
It is a snappy fox-trot featuring 
some torrid and weird instrumental 
modulations and mutlngs. 

"Pal" (Arnhelm-Wood) Is the 
work of Gus Ambelm. the pianist. In 
conjunction with Leo Wood, author 
of "Somebody Stole My GaL" The 
title suggests the "pal" Idea is a 
f|Uow-up to the past hit, and the 
composition further adds to that Im- 
IMresalon. It la snappy and melo- 
dious. 



THE ONLY ONLY ONE (Fox Trot) 

—Clover Gardana Orchestra 
I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS— 
s Same— Columbia No. 269-D 
*- The veteran arranger, W. C. Polla, 
Who is on Vincent Lopez's technical 
•tafr. Is the director of the Clover 
Gardens Orchestra. It reHects the 
UTsngtng akin of its leader. Both 
numbers are smartly scored and ex- 
tremely danceable. Both are melody 
foxes, with the reeds taking advan- 
tage of the opportunities to the 
fullest 

Polla's Clover Gardenites have re- 
corded proliflically for the EMison, 
although this is their Initial Colum- 
bia disk. 



ME NEENYAH (Fox Trot)— Vincent 
Lopez and Hotel Pennsylvania 
^ Orchestra 
A WALTZ IN THE MOONLIGHT— 

Same— Okeh No. 402S6 
^"Me Neenyah" ("My Little Onj"). 
■y Herbert Spencer, is a distinctive 
fox-trot, played with the usual Lopez 
ftolsh. The waltz, by Alfred Solman, 
hu B. A. Rolfe's high cornet as the 
Aature. 



NOBODY KNOWS WHAT A RED- 
HEAD MAMA CAN DO (Fox 
Trot) — George Olaen and His 
Vr Music 

f CAN'T STOP BABYING YOU 

(Fox) — Charles Dornberger and 

Oreh..— Victor No. 19680 

"Red -Head Mama" (Sammy 

Fain), as done by. George Olsen and 

His Music, is a breezy fox-trot with 

a wealth of muted cornet tricks and 

excellent reed gyrations. The dis- 



tinctive Olsen tempo is ever to the 
fore. 

•Babying You" (Fiorito-Kahn- 
Santly) is another crisp fox trot, this 
time by Charles Dornberger's or- 
chestra. The leader's sax solo in- 
terludes are prominent and effective 
The keyboard work is also outstand- 
ing. 



I'M GONNA TRAMPI TRAMPI 

TRAMPI— Ernest Hare 
GOTTA GETTA GIRL— Quixey Four 
—Edison No. 51472 

The Quixey Four, vaudeville vets 
among harmony male quartets, make 
their disk debut with this Edison 
record. In "Gotta Getta Girl" 
(Kahn-Jones), they sell themselves 
in excellent style that suggests their 
worthiness for other disk labels. 
Piano accompaniment only is used 

"Tramp! Tramp" (De 8ylva- 
Woods) by the veteran Erne-st Hare 
is a fetching barytone solo. 



BY THE LAKE (Fox Trot)— Ray 

Miller and His O'-chestra 
NOBODY KNOWS WHAT A RED- 
HEAD MAMA CAN DO— Same 
— Brunswick No. 2778 
Arthur Lange's unique co.mposi- 
tion. "By the Lake." has only ha 1 
its charm enhanced by Ray M!l>r't: 
brilliant transmission to the wax. 
The sax harmonies, the trombone 
and other instrumental highlights all 
combine for a distinctive and ex- 
traordinary recording. 

For contrast purposes 'he decor- 
ous ••By the Lake" has the snappy 
and brisk "Red-Heai Mama" hacKed 
up with it. Miller disiiinys his ver- 
satility by parrlng his symphonic 
Impression with the "hot" cour-ling. 

WHERE'S MY SWEETIE HID- 
ING? (Fox Trot) — California 
Ramblera 
WHY COULDN'T IT BE POOR 
LITTLE ME7— Same— Colum- 
bia No. 278 
In this interrogatively titled song 
couplet, the California Ramblers 
amply demonetrate why they rank 
as one of the biggest sellers on the 
Columbia lists. Their sense of 
dance rhythm is excellent, the saxes 
as usual standing out. The deep 
reed instrument, now gotten to be a 
C. R. trade-mark. Is Introduced ae 
effectively as ever. 



90-MiI« Bicycle Jump 



The Original Memphis Five 
pulled an unu.sual publicity 
stunt Klonday afternoon when" 
they left New York to open the 
same evening In Philadelphia. 
making their journey on 
bicycles. Arrangements were 
made by Bernle Foyer, their 
manager, to have the news- 
papers ir the cities en route 
receive the bicycling band- 
men. 

The Jazzists featured their 
•'one day bike race" as against 
the current six day grind at 
the Garden. Two automobiles 
owned by Frank Slgnorelli and 
Phil Napoleon of the band 
trailed In the rear with the In- 
struments and also for emerg- 
ency purposes. 

They opened at the Dance- 
land, I^hiUy. for a special 
week's engagement. 



Here and There 



Al Mitchell, director of his own 
band now playing Keitb-Albee 
vaudeville, will also act as special 
traveling representative for Paul 
Whitcman. The Mitchell band Is 
a Paul Whlteman unit and thus 
featured in vaude. 



Carl Fenton's Orchestra Is being 
handled by Foyer-Jess Attractions 
This Brunswick recording orches- 
tra may tour the ballrooms adja- 
cent to New York with a metro- 
politan cafe date slated for next 
month. 



ME NEENYAH (Fox Trot)— Henri 

Gendron's Orchestra 
ROSE OF THE MOONLIGHT— 

Same — Edison No. 51494 
Another new Edison recorder Is 
Henri Gendron from the Strand 
Roof, New York. Gendron gives 
them honest-to-gosh dance music 
in this twain, the torrid trumpet 
recording nlftlly among other tilings. 
The brass section is particularly 
good. 



OH. KATHARINA! (Fox Trot)— 
International Novelty Orchestra 
TITINA— Same— Victor No. 18S86 

Brilliant fox trots of a distinctive 
pattern, accounted for by their con- 
tinental derivation. "Katharlna," by 
Richard Pall (with American ver- 
sion by L. Wolfe Gilbert), is smartly 
orchestrated by Nathaniel Shilkret's 
International Novelty Orchestra. It 
Is from "Chauve-Sourls" and has a 
vocal chorus thrown In for good 
mea«ure. 

"Titlna" (DanldorfT) Is another 
European importation, also from a 
production, "Puzzles." The deep 
saxes and other woodwinds are In- 
terestingly Interwoven In the cork- 
ing arrangements. 



THOSE PANAMA MAMMAS (Fox 
Trot) — Green Bros.' Novelty 
Band 
WHEN YOU AND I WERE DANC- 
ING (Fox)— Nat Martin and 
Orchestra — Edison No. 51493 
"Panama Mammas" (Johnson- 
Bibo), a snappy fox trot. Is sold In 
great style by the Green Brothers' 
novelty orchestra. The inevitable 
xylo work by Joe Green Is colorful 
and George Hamilton Green's reed 
contribution as well as the corking 
brass work are impressive. 

Nat Martin and his orchestra, a 
production combination (from 'Til 
Say She Is"), offer a distinctive 
production number from Hazzard 
Short's "RItz Revue." "Dancing" 
(Continued on page 44) 



J. C. Stein of the Ernie Young 
Music, Inc., returned to New York 
Wednesday from a Cuban and South 
American vacation. He left for Chi- 
cago Friday to resume business du- 
ties. 



WItmarks' publication of "West 
of the Great Divide," by Ernest R. 
Ball, will be the theme song, by a 
special tie-up, in Metro-Goldwyn 
Aim of the same name, and espe- 
cially exploited in that direction. 



The Rendezvous Ten orchestra 
open Thursday at the Coliseum, 
New York. The band will double 
vaudeville with the Rendezvous 
cafe, New York. 



Leo F. Weber, of Salem. Mass.. is 
now first organist of the Leroy the- 
atre, Pawtucket, R. I., succeeding 
Charles Possa. who resigned to re- 
turn to Spain. 



May Slnght Breen has specially 
scored for the ukulele a collection 
of Witmark song classics which 
have been compiled into folio form. 



Billy Baskette and Bert Dixon, 
song writers, have teamed to broad- 
cast Jointly as part of the Water- 
son, Inc., system of ether pluggera. 



Alex Gerber has been commis- 
sioned by Harms, Inc., to write new 
lyrics for the continental hit, 
"Titlna." 



In some of the Southern dance 
halki, "garter contests" are being 
offered as a gate inducement. 



Anthony Wibanowiez and bis 10 
Merrymakers are playing dancehall 
dates through New England. 



Max Fink's orchestra is now a 
featured attraction at Luna, Hous- 
ton, Tex. 



A benefit was given In the 
Spreckels, San Diego, Cal., Feb. 24, 
for Frank Morrell by the Elks 
Charity Association. 



TAXI CAB SONG PLUG 



Bo.ston, March S. 

The Checker taxicab people have 
their own oftlcial song, "Don't Take 
a Chance, Take a Checker," writ- 
ten by three Checker ea'bmen, John 
M. Charton, Tony Swongo and Joe 
Long. 

It is plugged by Max Krule's or- 
chestra at the Hotel Westminster 
here, the special stress being ex- 
phiined by Kmile F. Coulon, the 
hotel manager, also being the sec- 
retary of the Checker Cab Co. 



Wife Breaks Into Home 
And Is Served in Divorce 

Syracuse. N. Y.. March 3. - 

While efforts were being made In 
New York to find Mrs. Ethel M. 
Kimber to serve her with papers in 
a divorce suit brought by her hus- 
band. Robert, of Fayetteville. N. Y.. 
Mrs. Kimber went to the Kimber 
home early Monday, forced her way 
into the house after breaking a 
large plate glass window with a ski 
pole, and demanded that the papers 
be served upon her. 

The papers were served by the 
housekeeper at the Kimber home 
after which Mrs. Kimber returned 
to this city in the same taxi that 
carried her to the suburban town. 

Meanwhile, Arthur Campbell, for- 
merly of Fayetteville, now a mem- 
ber of the Roger Wolfe Kahn Jazz 
orchestra at the Hotel Blltmore 
New York. Is being detained in the 
Ludlow Street Jail there, awaiting 
$5,000 bail in a $10,000 suit brought 
by Kimber for alienation of affec- 
tions. 

He was arrested last week after 
Kimber and his lawyer went to New 
York to identify the musician as 
the man named as a love pirate. 



Canadian Police Going 
After "Kitchen Cabarets" 

St. John, N. B.. March 3. 

The police of North Sydney have 
started a war on kitchen cabarets. 
Houses by the score have been used 
for ihese cabarets. In which danc- 
ing and music play prominent parts. 
Admission fees ranging from 60 
cents to $1 are charged. The patron 
is entitled to the dancing and to 
the refreshments, including one In- 
jection of liquid T. N. T. The 
guests usually furnish moat of the 
vaudeville, and the fireworks. a!so 

Police in other centers have been 
asked to break up these kitchen 
cabarets, in which nightly shows 
are the rule. Such disorder has been 
created by saturated patrons that 
neighbors have complained. In St. 
John, declared to contain more 
bootleg i'ives and houses of ill 
fame than any city of its popula- 
tion, the clergymen are trying to 
force the closing of the kitchen 
cabarets. In most of these in- 
stances the performances start at 
about nine and close at about four 
a. m. Some of the girls In attend- 
ance are under 16 years. 



Rosebrook Band at Miami 

Miami, March t. 

The Hotel Fleetwood, opening 
Jan. 15, has been doing some of 
th« best hotel business this winter. 
Leon Rosebrook and his o-chestra 
are the dance attraction. Irene 
Mayberry is the soloist with the 
band. 

The Rosebrook band and Miss 
Mayberry are the sole radio attrac- 
tion dally, broadcasting via WMBF 
tronf 10 to 2 a. m.. 

The station Is owned and oper- 
ated by the Fleetwood Hotel. 



BIESE'S COAST BETUBN 

Paul Blesc and orchestra will re- 
turn to the Coast in the summer. 
Hiese Is at present booked in- 
definitely at the Castle Farms, Cin- 
cinnati. 



PAUL'S WECOME 



San Francisco, March 3. 

Paul Whiteman's arrival in San 
Franri.soo last week was a gala 
occasion for the crack b.-inrt loader 
and for the town one of the hiKgeat 
public orcasions in a lontr time. 

The Municipal Band turned out 
offlclally to welcome Paul and his 
concert orchestra. Acting Mayor 
Halney and Chief of Police Dan 
O'Brien offlclally welcomed him to 
the city, the trio riding to White- 
man's Fairmont Hotel hcad(|uartors 
together. The Shrlners also took 
a hand in the official welcome, 
which included 60 automobiles in 
the entourage. 

The contemporary band leaders, 
naturally, took an imi>ortant hand 
in welcoming California's ■ own 
l)ack. Ted Lewis, Paul Ash. Henry 
Halstead. Rudy Sieger. E. Max 
Bradfleld and others with their re- 
spective bands gave the Whlteman- 
ites a musical welcome upon their 
arrival. 

A 40-piece band in the lobby of 
the Fairmont added to the welcome. 
All the dailies were represented 
with photographers and special as- 
signment men to cover the White- 
man welcome. 



Oakland. March S. 

Paul Whlteman and his concert 
orchestra play the Mormon Taber- 
nacle. Salt Lake City, tomorrow 
(Wednesday), establishing a prior- 
ity since this Is the first time Jazz 
has been permitted there. 

Following Monday night's con- 
cert at the local Oakland opera 
house, Whlteman gave a special In- 
vitation performance for working 
musicians unable to catch the regu- 
lar shows in San Francisco or here. ' 
Musicians from both cities attended, 
also the union officials who. as a 
token of their appreciation, chart- 
ered a special train to permit • 
Whlteman to make hia Salt Lake 
City stand in comfort. 



Lyman Remains on Coast 



Los Angeles, March t. 

Abe Lyman is not going to Chi- 
cago to open at the Congress Hotel 
In April as previously rumored. 
Lyman Is contracted to stay at the 
Ambassador hotel here until 8ep-> 
tember when the Bninawicfc re-, 
cording band ia alated to invade 
the east again. 

Lyman was being negotiated for 
the Windy City to give the Bruns- 
wick representation there since 
Ishara Jones left the College Inn 
for New York. 

The only Brunswick band in Chi 
now is the Oriole orchestra. 



BRIGODE'S MAIL GAMFAIGV 

Ace Brigode and his 14 Virginians 
are getting behind their initial Co- 
lumbia record release with a thor- 
ough mail advertising campaign 
calling their friends' attention to 
their disk effort. 

A follow-up system is also em- 
ployed, this being an unusual ex- 
pression of co-operation by a 
recording band in helping popular- 
ize their disks. 



STROUT'S BAND SOUTH 

Chicago. March 8. 

Earl Btrout and his band, for- 
merly booked by the World Amuse- 
ment Service Association, who left 
that organization for the Rubin 
and Cherry shows, haa been giving 
winter concerts in Montgomery. 
Ala. 

Stront will rejoin the shows 
again this coming season. 

Cecilia Loftua Dates 
Cecilia Loftua will play two weeks 
on the west coast for the Orpheum 
Circuit, opening at the Orpheum. 
Ix>8 Angeles, March 9, with the 
Orpheum. San 4iYancIsco, to follow. 
The mimic will also play one 
week at Kansas City the week of 
April 6. 




Six successful months as Guest Conductor Loew's State Theatre, Los Angeles 

GEORGE MILTON UPSCHULTZ 

Returning to My *%nsic Masters" at Loew's Warfidd Theatre b San Francisco 

America'* 
Kreialer ;^„d Playing a de Luxe Concert Tour for We«t Coast Theatres, Inc., in Stockton, San Jose, Fresno and Sacramento 



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VARIETY 



MUSIC 



Wednesday, March 4, 1925 



BANDS AND ORCHESTRA^ 



NEXT WEEK (March 9) 

Parmanant «ddr«MM oT bands or •rene*tr*s not angagad will b* 
publiahad weekly without charga. \^ 

No eharga is made for listing in thi»dapartmant. 

Name and piac< of angagemant or addrass sant in by Monday of 
Moh waak will ba listad. 



ABBREVIATIONS 

For reference suldanca, the 
InltUla lit the Band and Or- 
fi^estra routes represent the 
following: H — hotel; T — the- 
• •ter; P— park; C — cafe; D. H. 
'—Klanee hall; B— ballroom; It- 
restaurant. 

Aa far as possible the street 
addraaaes In the larger cities 
. : ara also Included to insure 
daflnlta location. 



AAMOMSOir. niynro. ymHtir. n. t. c. 

AhM. Nathui. P»aamrimni*H., N. T. C. 
▲brshaai. Irwlo, KalokMlMcker OnU, 

'aknMM. Irrtiic. 714 MkjMtlo Tb. BMc.. 
Aeksnasa's Basd, BBprtsi Oardaaa. 



AdaM. Roaooa C. BS Tan Brck Ave.. 
Alteiur* 
AMtar. OM»r. BtarUBs H., WtUiaa-Baira. 

Adaar, Qlaan. RlU-Cartaton H., MoDtr«al 
AlkerU-a Orali.. Hjr«a P«rti H.. Lake 
Park Ave. A Hyda Park Blvd.. Chicago. 
AlMn, Jack. Baaaart H.. Broomrn. 



AU-8tar BatatUlBara. Marry Oarden HaA. 

aSSdiC. V. J.. « Uberjr Bt.. N.wb»r*h 
Aiaara, Joa. Haw Bamboa loo. S22S W. 
Iladlaon. Chicago. _, . 

AmUtan. Arthur. tW R. Bth St. Flint. 
Andaraoa. BlMa. Hippodrema D. H.. 

"ilSdMaoD. Warf«i. Da Boner': BaatOa. 

Appal. Oacar. Uahiaaa'a. BalUmora. 

AjbSiw^ Mdla. Waatlaal Oardana. 

Karat* Baack. Maaa. n,«^ »-- 

AppaahataB. Waltar. XtU OliaN Ave.. 

TTilladaliJila _ _ 

Aimlmatar. Joaapb lu, BuSalo A. c. 
BuCalo. . 

Aroadlaaa. Orayatoiia '^-^'^^-P- ,__ 

Afokambaalt'a Orob.. Ptna Ot*^ inn 
Maibaroogk. 

Arsold. T. C. t41 ». Maki ■».. Waon- 

AHi. TAVU O nus I a T.. fc" 



Atatla. Francia. 740 Sa. Stk St.. Fblladal- 

'^Atktaa k. P.. M14 BiiUi ATa.. I>«» 

AUanUe Baranadara. Danealaod. Jamaica. 

Bachman. Harold, LaitagtA'^rota, Vex- 

iBBlOII. KT. 

Bailer. Richard. «0 Sa. Broadway, IM 
■^BallSeB. Harry. Mlramar H.. Santa Moni- 

•*fe^Bk. i.u.tnu. wijm.. N. T^ 

BaJdwta. Percy. Chataaa rroatanac. Que- 

*Bil2^ ■., Soaaax H.. kprhig Lake. N. J, 
Banjo Bddy. Waatehantar Rita. White 

Bmtt.' Hogkla. Sagamore H., Rocbeater. 
BaaUa. Joa, SB Wo. 14 St.. Newark 
Baallone, Johnny. Tea Garden. N. T. C. 
Baataa. Frtta. St* B. «ad. Ocnanut Grove. 

BatSai Rax. Mt Royal R., Montreal. 

Baoara. Charlva. Juerra. Mexico. 

Baser, Fred J., 07 Ormond St.. Rocheeter. 

Bana. Babe. 2M Roae St.. Reading. 

BavettI, Signer, Audubon D. H.. N. T. C. 

Baaitiat Orobaatra. CUrenca Chrlatlan. 
Tulaa. Okla. 

Beaton, George. Glene Falla. N. T. 

Baeklay. T., «« m. Bighth St.. Wilming- 
ton. 

Battmaa Flra. MS Dawaon atrret. Broox. 

**BaTia& A Inrln. »» Kuclld Ave.. CJn- 
olnnatl. 

Baenett, Arthur, Little Rlt« Oob. B'kiyn. 

Baanatt, Bob, (Frttco Syocopaiora). «bm 
Wtaton St.. Phlladelphle. „ w 

BaaaatU Tbefon. Dutch MIIL Lob« Beach. 

Berchmaa. Henri. 2tt Weat 4«tb Bt.. 
N T C 

Barva. WUllan ■.. ST Grand Ave.. Kngt*- 
wood. 

Bergar. William J.. 0448 Penn Ave.. Pltu- 

Bargraaa. AL 41 Harvard Place. Buffalo 
Berliner. Joa, Sea Breexe H.. l^na 

^BK^NIb/bBN, aaaaavaH H., N.T.C. 

Barnle. Dave, Ciro'e Cafe, W. 14th St.. 
N ▼ C 
Beiiiateln. Jack. Soy Fong. Buffalo. 
Bart, Alvln. 100« VIckroy St., Plttiburgh. 
Bethlehem Steel Company Band (C. M 
BtaolTer). Bethlehem. Pa 

Blaaa, Paul. Caatle Parma, Cincinnati. 
Bingham. Thomaa W.. » & Ryan St.. 

^Btackl Art 72t7 B. Jrtieraon Ave.. De- 

'sUek. Ben. Alexandria. San Prancieoo 
Black. Ted. Little Club. New Orleana 
Blaufuaa. Walter. Tip Top Inn. 7» E. 

Adama, Chicago 
Bloom. Irving. Toklo CTub. N. T. C. 
Blumenthel'a Orch., Sovereign H.. SWW 

Xeomora, Chicago. _ „ 

Boarti: carl. Boa 74i. Niagara Palli. 
Bodenall, Mo<- illgbt Gardena. Culver CJly 

CaL 
BoamtteiD, Irving, Grafton H., Wa»hlng- 

Bon Ton Serenadera (Arthur Karr). 
Colonial H., Naahua, N. H. 

Bott. Oaa, Blltmore H.. «• T. C. 

BoaUlle Biotbara. Concord. N H. 

Boyle, Billy, Copley-Plaaa H., Boeton. 

BradlJeld. £. Max. PaUce H.. San Fran 
elaoo. 

Braanadorf Orch.. 911 Md St.. Oalvetton 

Braad. Per,ey. Chateau Daaaant. Bo«»<;n 

BTMni Johnnie. ««t Eagle St.. B.ilTalo 

Brtaakln. Daniel. MetropollUn T., Waah- 
Ington. 

Braitner. O. W.. It Spruce St.. Mln- 
naapoUa. 

BBIOODK. ACK. •■^.Hta 14 Tlr- 
I. Moate Carlo, N. Y. C. 



Roao Tea Gardena. Wilmington. ^ 

Broderlck'a Entcrtalnara, Lakmaw B., 
LowelU 

Brownaglik Tad. 922 & Ninth St.. Harrta- 
hurg. Pa. 

Brows. Bill. Terrace Gardaa. N. T. C 

Brunnlea Mcrrett. Priara Inn. Van Buren 
a. Wabaah, Chicago. 

ISryant. Will H.. tSS« S. Stb St.. Terra 
Haute. 

Bova. M. 8un De Luxe C. Philadelphia. 

Buck. Verne, Marigold Gardena. B'way A 
Grace, Chicago. 

Buckeye Wonden (Fred Frinkley), MB So 
Main St.. Akron. O. 

Bark. Mllo. Brockton, Maaa. 

Bnike. Chick. Ameabury. Maaa. 

Bum ham. Toren. Gray Road laa. Port- 
land, Ma 

Burrcas Ctisrlea. 614 Bryant Bsilding. 
Kanaaa City. 

Burrougha, W. Ray. dM MalvtUa St.. 
Rocbeater N. T. 

. . Burtnett, Barl, Blltmore H.. tioa Aa- 
gelea. 

Buab. Ralph, Manoarln Reataaraot. Clara* 
land. O. 

Better, laa. SS28 Na. Oakley araaaa. 
Chicago. 

Butler, Mel, Davenport H.. Spokane. 

Byara, Hale, Club Barney, W. Id St., 
N. T. C. 

c 

Cady, R. B., Allegan. Vfc:h. 

Calahreeae. Loola. Colonial D. H« Onset. 
Maaa. 

CAUVOmNIA KAMBUCBS. H. Ala- 
aaae, N. Y. O. 

(California Royal Orch., Whittle Spring* 
Parllloo. Knoxvllle. Tenn. 

Campbell, Leonard, Hotel Ontario, 
Troutberg, N. T. 

(^mpaa Serenadera. Troy, M. Y. 

Campua Tramps, College Side Inn. Eu- 
gene, Ore. 

Oaaajoharle Band, Canajoharia, N. Y. 

Caparoon. Fred. 401 Broadway. Camden. 

Canaan. Theodore. Columbia B., Asbury 
Park. N. J. 

Channel, Jack. Angeto'a. M. Y. C 

Carr, Percy, Wbttehead'a. Spokane. 
Carr, Jimmy, Sliver Slipper, N. T. C. 

Ckrter, Fred Majeatlc D. H.. Long Beach. 
Cal. 

Caaa^ Clair. 840 Bo. Flower St.. Loe 
Angelea. ^ 

Caaey Harry. Plaatatloa. Culrar City, 
Cal. 



Crawford** Btaa RIdga Blaa Bead. 
(Wm. Smith), BparUaburg, S. C 

Criat. cart, Ul N. Blaa St.. O raaa b oro. 
N. C 

Ottertoaa OBddla Krteka). Oaao* Tour, 
Pa. 

Cullaa. Bart U^ 9U M. %tk m.. Boath 
Boston 

Culvarwall. Charlaa, Rhodas-aa-tka-Paw- 
tucket. Pawtoekat. R. L 

(Turria. Harry, Baalbach B.. t<aalartUa. 

Cutting, Brala. (Jamas Boya). Vaadar- 
bllt T.. N. Y. a 

D 

Dallay, Ftaak. f>»rt Vawaca. Pompton 
Turnpike, Cadar Qrof, N. J. 

Dantxig, B. J.. 8U Pataam Ava.. B'kiyn 

d'Alfonao, Bd, Ckalaa Warraga n ast Pier, 
R. I. ' 

Davidson, J. Waiter, Sharidaa T.. N. Y. C. 

I/aviea, Walt, r^tt Waablngtoa laa. Pklla- 
delphla. Pa. 

Davla. C»iaril» ST North Bharmaa Ortra 
tndianapoila 

DavU. Mack. 104 WcM iOtk St.. N. Y C 

Davla. Bddla Clab IMo. N. Y. C. 

Davla. Merer. C La ParadUb Waahlaatoa. 

Davta, Meyer. New Wlllard B.. Waahlng- 
ten. 

Davla. Meyar. BoUeraa-StmtfOrd B.. Phil- 
adelphia. 

Davla, Meyer. C3ab Uda Veolee, N. Y. C. 

DeCoias Band. SIO •. MarahSaM Are.. 
Chicago. 

DeDrolt. John, Baaooi'a D. H., N.Y.C. 

Deep Rlvor Orck.. Baa* Dancalaad. N. 
T C 

Da lAmpa Orch.. Trtaaoa B., Chleac*. 

De Marcoa BhaUn. Whlta'a "Baaodala," 
AmIIo, N. Y. G 

De La f\erraR«. Imperial H.. Baa Fran- 
claoo. 

OeQaarta, Petar, Ooiaaalaso'a. CThleaco. 

Deztsr. Frad. Wlaoaaala Bmtt Gardaa, 
Milwaukee 

Diehle. OHnoad. Bat Bkog. laka A SUto, 
Chicago. 

Dixlalaad Fire. Baaoai's D. B., N.Y.(X 

Dixie SoraaadarK Uaaar •Loogar Lodge 
Raleigh. N C. 

Dolln. Max, Califorala T.. Baa Fraaelaoo. 

Domlnodlanat Domino D. H.. Troy, N. Y 

Domino Orch. Clrriag Oordoa), It 4tli 
Street, Troy, N. Y. 

DoDiieliy. W. H., SS9 Olaawaod Are.. 
Bast Orange. N. J 

Dooley, William A.. Kaooa ■., St. Patera. 
burg. 

Drobeggs, ClMS.. Frail* D. H., Skd A 
Satta, Chicago. 

Duff, Jimmy, Poat Lodge. R. H.. M. Y. C. 

Dniutblaoa (Frank B. Matnella). Armory. 
Dulutb. __ 

Durante. Jlmrtt^, Clab Divant, N.Y.C. 

Dyer, B., WardaMa Park B., Waahington 

Dytch. Baray. dOt 8. Flrat Bt.. Daytona, 
Fla. 



Bben. Lambert. Tlat Armory, N. Y. C- 
Blaenhonrg. Dok. T. D. (Jaoka. IM Boyle- 
aton St.. Bootoa. 

BIgar'a Orch.. Wlaeoosia Roof B.. Mil- 
waukee. 
Elklna, Bddia. CTub Rlehmaa, N. Y. C. 
Bliiagtoa. Daka„ City Hall. Harerhlll. 
Maaa. 

Blmwood Jaaa Baad (Harry Hanamano). 
87 PateraoB atMat, Jaraey City. 

Bmetaon, Waynaw Fort Steubea B., Steu- 
benvllle, CNtlo. 
Bogle, Violet. Uaiaa BlU T.. Oiouoaater, 



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DISPLAY IN BAND ROUTES 



band* in these routes 
year. Address may be 



Full -face display will be accorded all 
whenever published at the rata of 925 a 
changed as often- as necessary. 

The routes are published approximately about 20 weeks a year. 
That may be increased. They afFord orchestrss prominent displsy 
for ready reference and guidance for booking managers, danoe pro- 
moters, agents and others. 

Address y/^r\^iy, New York, with present addraaa and remittance. 



PAUL ASH 

The WssI Oeast Favarits Wlaiss Orchestra at 
the SrMada Tksalr* It the PrMs 1 Saa 
rraBskss, for Once For(««i HU NsUve (^11- 
fonisn Pride sod Announcas HlaMClf a 
PIsMsr fsr "FLORIDA." It Should be 
Added that PAUL ASM U StUI a True Son 
o( CaUfomU Because HU Faith In "FLORI- 
DA" AppUes to ths UMIQUK AND CX- 
TRAOROINARV FOX TROT by Jesse Gleet 
(/Urraaied k> Artfear Laaea): 

FLORIDA 

BY ORKBN aad OBBBB 

Publiahad By 

Robbins-Engel, Inc. 

ISSB Braadway, New York GItjr 



.v.* _Braadway Entaruinera, Windsor H., St. 
way Melody Boya, John Hornbach^ 



Caaey Kenneth, Steeplechase P.. C I. 

Century Serenadera, Cinderella C. Mth 
aad 0>ttage Grove, Chicago, 111. 

Cbatury Harmonists 187 Cove St.. New 
Bedford. 

C^rronne, lasy, 410 Sixth Av., PltUborgfc. 

Chapman, Jack, Drake H., Chicago. 

Cbeatham. Richard, Majestic H.. Cleve- 
land, O. 

Chicago Jaza Band. BlUy Cook's Ian, 
Tonkers. N. Y. 

CnUaf White Cloud. Indian Head Tavern, 
Saratoga, N. T. 

Chlicott, George M., B20 So. Broadway, 
I.oa Angelea, Cal. 

Christian. Tommy, danc* tour. Pennsyl- 
vania. 

Cinderella Orch., Cinderella B R. Chicago. 

Circle (Ouinteita, Buaonl's Baiooaades. 
N. Y. a 

Cirlna. Buarene, Som Toy R., N. Y. C. 

Clancy, BIwyn, M7 Llvtngaton Are. 
Lyndhurst, N. J. 

Clsrk. II.. Dreamland D. H., Cedar Rapids. 

Club Orch. (Bd. Ueckman), College 
rt.. «. T. 

Coe. Freddie, 2S2 W. Douglas St., Read- 
ing, Pa. 

Ctohen. I<an. Synoopatora, Ntw Terrace, 
B'kljm. 

Cohen, Richard, VanderWlt H.. N. Y. C. 

Cohn. PhU B<$oa Broa. Cafeteria.* Los 
Angelee. 

C\>laaanto. Fraaceaco, Dominion P., Mont- 
real. 

Coleman. Bmll. Trocadero C, N. Y. C. 

Collins. Issac D.. Bigwtn Inn., Hunu- 
vllle. Can 

COWMANDRRS, THB (Irrlag Aaron- 
Bon), eare Variety, N. Y. C. 

Connelly. Harold R.. 488 Central Are.. 
Bridgeport 

Connor, Joe. care of W. H. Oldfleld. 11 
Hanover St., Nantlcoke. Pa. 

Conatentlne. Jchnnle, Brilliant D. H., 8827 
W. MadlBon St.. cniloago. 

Conway, Patrick. 21U W 4eth St. N 

Coogan. Art. Club Madrid. Phlla., Pa. 

Cook's CsDtlvstnrs. Faribault, Minn. 

Cook, Charlie. Dreamland B. R., Paulina 
and Van Burrn, Cli.caeo. 
' Cook, George. L. A. Athletic Club, Los 
Anireles. 

Cool. Harold. Morton's P.. Freeport, I.. I 

Cooley. Frits. Maple View Hall. PIttsfleld, 
Mass. 

Coon-Sanders Orch., Congress H, Chi- 
cago. 

Copp, Chet, Pythian Temple, Brockton. 
Mass. 

Coulter, Joe, Pepper Pot C, Briggs House. 
Chics go. 

Covsto, Etsle, Nixon Grill. PItUburgk. 

Cox. Harry. Robert Treat H., Newark. 

I.ouls U. Coyle. 219 S. lOtb St.. Baston 
Pa 

GRF.AGOR, WIIXIR, care Irrlng Ber- 
lin, inc., 1007 B'way, N. Y. C. 

Crescent Melody Five, All>ermarle Pal- 
ace. B'kiyn, N. Y. 

Craven's Golden Gate. Mason City, la. 

Crawford. Merlin C Harrlsburg. Pa. 

Crawford. Sam. Illswatha Gardena. Manl- 
tou Col. 

Crawford. ThomnB L. Wichita. Kan 
Crawford's Orch*., 45 Amer. Nil, Bank 
Bldg., Asheville, N. C, 



Brdody'a Ptayara (Was Mortimer). Hotel 
Vancouver Vanoourer. 

Bppel. Walter. B7Se N. Berenth St., PhlU- 
de'pbU. 

Brdody, Leo, Park Lane H., N. Y. C. 

Brdody'a Serenadera (J. Keoslar). (^aary 
Cottage Inn. Madison. N J. 

Erdody's MelodtsU (Frank Funda. Jr.), 
RIts Cariton H.. Montreal. 

Batlow, Bert. Kniokerbooker Grill. At- 
lanUc City, N. J. 

Bubank. Philip Lea, Harlingen. Tex. 

Evana. Alfred. Sll Chpltol Theatre Bldg., 
^Detroit. 

Famous (Traekorpacks, Shaatoy**, Paria, 
France. 

Fandal. Burt. Moaal*y*-oa-th*-(%arIes. 
Boston. 

Fiy, Bernard. Fay a T., Prorideneo. 

Fccney. Jeaoa M.. SM B. Uth St., Oak- 
land 

Felgan, ManaaU <}Mp*r-Garitaa B.. Ohi- 

C4gO. 

Fenn, P. O.. la* Uaiaa St., B'kiyn, N. Y. 

Ferdinando, Lt. FaiU. Veaetlaa Gardaaa. 
Uancheatar. N. H. 

Feyt J. WiUlao. SN Rlrar Bt.. Troy. 
N. Y. 

Fiddler. Dick. Deaehler B.. Celumbaa. 

Fink. B. A.. LaohMv'a. N. Y. & 

FInley, Ltoyd C. Rlea B.. Houatoa. 

Pinston, Nathaaial. Cfhleago T., Chicago. 

Flnael, William. Afoadia. Datralt. 

Fischer, Cari. Majastle D. B.. Detroit 
Flachar, Chaa. U. Baatmaa H.. Bot 
Springs^ Ark. 

Fisher. Hariey, Ooylatowa, Pa. 

Fisher. Mark, Walton Roof, Philadolpkla. 

Flaher. Max. Majeatie T. Bide Lea 
Angelea. 

„Flve King* oC Syaoopatloa. Ckieago 
Beach H., Chicago. 

Ford, Jack. AraadUu St. Lonla. 

Foreatsra (C%arlla Podttr), VOtaat Hill 
Country Club, Durham. N. C 

FogK Arthur M.. 174 Beaeoe St.. Ptort- 
land. He. 

Footwarmenr Orehaatr* (Nela*a Bant). 
Rlrhmond. Ky. 

Fontsna- Schmidt Oreh.. Karp'a, Amater- 

Fowler. Blllie. La Petite R. N. Y. a 

FranciscI, Ivaa. aereUnd A., (nevelaad. 

Fraaer. Bddia^- laOSH MoC:addea Pteoa 
Los Angele*. 

Friedman, AJ. Yoang**, N. Y. C 

Freeman. George. VeneUaa Oardaas, 
Montreal. 

I^jind. A . 19th Armory, N. Y. C 
FBBY HUGO. Hofbraa-Haaa, N. T, C. 

Friary. George. Rockland. Mass. 

Friedberg, Theodore, Malaatic H., N. Y. C. 

Friedman, Aba, Louisiana C. 114S So. 
Michigan. (Chicago. 

Frieae, Juliua F., Strand T.. SUmford. 

Frisco Orch (JImml* Unger) SOS Dwight 
BMx . .Taokson. Mich. 

Frisco. Sal. Mill (Uprlea, N. Y. C. 

Fry. Charlea M.. 1419 B. CoIumbUi Are.. 
Philadelphia. 

Fry. E J., Fremont. Mich. 

Fuller, Burl. La CUIra H.. Rock lalaad. 



III 

Fugmann, *red, 218 B. Cortland St., Jack- 
son, Mich. 



Gabel. Al. Valentino Inn, Adam* A Wa- 
ba!<h, Chicago. 

Oalvln. J. J.. Plasa T., Worceater. Maas. 

GARBBB. JAN. Owal OoMa*. WU. 

Gardiner. Sol. Toenra N Y C. 

Gardner, (niarla* C, 1627 N. 24th St.. Lin- 
coln. Neb. 

Gamer. Mark. Garden. Flint. 

Gaul. George, 2I1S Madlaon Are., Balti- 
more. 

Oauthlar, A. ytneent, Oengr«M H.. C3hl- 
3a (to. 

Oaderer, Bob, Balboa T., San DIege. 

Gallagher JImmle. (Aecker Inn, Boatoo. 
Gaul, George, Baltimore, Md. 

Oeuthler, Vincent. Oengreas H., Chicago 

Gaudatta'a Serenadera^ Hollywood Ian. 
Hlllegrove. R I. 

Gay, Cassey, (Tlub Maaor. Vealoa. 

Gay Irm. SU Majaatie Thaatra Bldg. 
r,ns Angelea. 

Gay. Mace, Aoea, Brockton. Maaa. 

Geldt. Al, lir B. New Jersey Are., At- 
lantic City. ' 

Geller Mao. Ideal. N. Y. C. 

Gendron, Henri, Strand Roof, N. T. C. 

Oennria Five (BU* Drewaa). 74n 9Sd Ave.. 
Woodhaven, L. I. 

neorgiao Bat*rtala*M (K. M. Fytderiy), 
Miami. 



Gilbert. Jack. Ai'a Tavern, B'kiyn. 

GUI. Bmeraoa. Bamboo liardena, Clare- 
land. 

Gillen. Prabk, l«tt Broadway, N. Y. C. 

Gllllgan'a Orch., Andrew. Grand Daa- 
aant. CincinnatL 

Glaaer. Ben. Beaux Arte R., 44th Bt. 
A etta Ave., N. T. C. 

Olanta. Nathan. l«t W. 4Sth St.. N.Y.C 

Glee. Charlie, 4S Warren St., Concord, 
N H 

Ooetxe. Billy. Mob^rly. Mo 

Gold Dragons (Jobi^ny .<ohnaun), St. 
Petersburg. Fia 

Child, Lou, Club Wigwam, N. Y. C. 

Goldberg. George 221 it Pa I tow Ara:. Balti- 
more. 

Ooldby, Ha), Coleman H., Asbury Psrk. 

Golden. Ernie. McAlpIn H., N Y. C. 
^GOLDKBTTK, «SAN, IT Brady St.. 
Aetroit. 

Goldman. At. Vendome H., Long Branch. 
N. J. 

Goldman. Bthel, Chalet Raat. Long laland 
City, Ji. Y. 

Goosatea. Sotomaji N.. SIO B. 4tb St. 
Sante Ana. Ckl. 

Gotham Ramblera. I^ Petite R.. N.Y.C. 

Grabel's Western Biectrlc iUnd, Chicago 

Grant. Andy, Seaside, Rockaway. N. Y,^C. 

Oreoa. A. J.. SIO Weat «M St., Lo* 
Angelaa. 

(3reen. Jack, Roseland B. R.. N. Y. C. 

Greenwich V. Serenadera, C. Martin, At- 
lantic City. 

Greer's Orch., Darenport, la. 

Gregory. Dan. Oystal B., N. Y. C. 

Grey, Max. Arraa Inn. N T. C. 

Gresrstone Orch., Greystone H.. Dayton. 
Groaao, Elmer, Trommer'a B., B'kiyn, 
N. T. 

Gu^nlck, Bd. S8 Reynolds Are.. Prorl- 
deoc*. 

H 

Hacker, Harry, 11 B'way. N. Y. C. 

Hall, Allen. Junior Orph.. (»s AngelM. 
Hall. "Sleepy." aub Creole, (micago. 
Hallett, Mai, Arcadia B. R., N. T. C. 

Halatead, Henry. St. Francia H.. San 
Francisco. 

Hand Art, H. Alamac. N. Y. C. 

Handler, Al, Pershing's Palace. MOO Q>t- 
tare Grove. Chlrairo 

Hann. Fred. Terrace Gardena, Chicago. 

Hansen. Leonard (Husk 0'Hsre>. Palm 
Gardens. BM4 W. Msdison. Chlraao 
Harkness. Eddie. Olympic H., Seattle. 
Harman. Dave, Cinderella B. R., N.Y.C. 

Harris. Q rry P.. Knickerbocker B.. 
Nashville. 

Harrison. H.. Minnehaha D. H.. Long 
Beach. Cal. 

Harmony Sis SOT Market St.. (HiatU- 
nooga. 

H art.Ronnle. 29 Becber St.. London. Can. 

Hatch, Georxe L., Janesville. Wis. 
Hausman, Benny, Silver Slipper, Patar> 
aon. N. J. ff . , 

Haverback, Max 100 Clark St.. Hartford 

Hayn, Peter 170« Gatea Ave , Brooklyn 

Hayworth, Herb, Grebe'a R., Cleveland. 
Ohio. 

Heatd, Harry. (3alrln Theatre. Northamp- 
ton. Maas. 

Hcaly. William J.. SchenecUdy. N. Y. 

Healy A Townley Orcbaatra. Stockton. 
Cal 

Hector. Chocolate, St JamM Th. Bldg 
Boa ton. 

Helmes. Scotty. Palace B.R.. Old Orchard 
Beach. Me 

Helman. Sam J.. St Paul H.. St. Paul 

Heiberger. Bmll, Bond H.. Hartford 

Heltsman. Harold. M Bdmonds *tr*«t. 
Rochester. 

Henderson. Fletcher, Roseland B., N. Y. C. 

Hennigs, Bill, Luna Park. N. Y. C. 

Henry. Bdw. B., B Murray Hill Park, Mai- 
den, Mass. 

Henry. Franks, American House. Boston 

Henrr. Fred, (bateau Shanley. N. Y. C. 

HenahelL JImmla. North American Res- 
taurant. (?hicago 

Herllhy, Joe Recreation B., Portland, Me 

Herxberg, Harry, 2042 Chestnut St PhlU- 
delphla. 

HIatt. Hal, Merry Gardena, 8I3« ShetBeld. 
C%lca%o. 

Hickman, Art, Blltmore H., Los Anrelee. 

HIckson, Hickory, Moulin Rougs, Paria. 
France. 

HInes. Walter (Jim Brennan, Mgr.), 
4t Walnut St., Wllkes-Barre. Pa. 

Hodek, Frank W.. Roseland Gardena. 
Omaha. 

Bofar, John, 1808 Blliabetb Plaoa, Clada- 
natl ^ 

Hoffman. Harry, NIxOn'a. Pittsburgh. 

Hoffman, Leatar G., 77 Fenlmore Ar*., 
Buffajo. N. Y. 

HolUnder. Will, Ambassdor H., N. Y. C. 

Hollowell, Ben, Strand D. H.. Wtlmlng- 

Holme*. "Scotty," Winter Garden B., 
Lawrence, Mass. 

Holmes, Wright Msrtlnlque H., N. Y. C. 

Horllck. Harry, H. Shelton, N. Y. C. 
Horton's Peacock Orch. (Crawford's), 
Asheville. N. C. 

Hrabak, Alrls. 112S Ooettman St. N. B.. 
PIttaburgh. 

Hurst. Eddie. Vallev Dale. Columbna. O. 

Hurtado Brothers. Bal Tabarln, Hartford. 

Hyde, Alax, Deutchea T., Munchsn, Gar- 
many, 

I 

lillngworth, H. M.. 14S Ltnooln Bt, 
Framlngham, Maaa. 

Illinois Serenadera, Lakelawn H., Dele- 
van. Wis. 

Illinois State Prison Band. Jollet UL 

Ingrlselll. I.. Alba Restaurant. N. Y. O. 

Imperial Marimba (Henry Monteaaoro). 
American House. Boston. 

Indiana Five (Tom Morton). Bluebird B. 
R.. N. Y. C. 

Ingrabam. Roy. Brandstatter's Crlllon. 
Lo* Angelea. 

Irvin, Holland C, Silver Leaf Inn, East 
Hartford, Conn. 

Irwin. Wallace, Daar Park H.. Deer 
Park, Md. 

lula, Robert P., Southern H., Baltimore. 

Inia, F., Rivoll T.. Baltimore. 



Jackaon, Cbrila* (Jutie), 2017 8. Broad 
St.. Phllsdinohla. 

Jackaon. Harry, T4 West 90th St., N. Y. C. 

Jsckson, Helen. Jermyn H., Scranton, Pa. 

Jackson. Johnolai Rainbow Gardena. Mi- 
ami. Fla. 

Jackaon's Jaxxopators. 18 Chestnut St, 
Gloversvllla. N T. 

Jaoobaon. AJ. SSO Wast llltb Bt, N. Y. C. 

Jfa^a, Biiln cio Bart McHugh. Land Title 
Bldg.. Philadelphia. 

Janovrr, Albert L., 12SS Grant Ar*., 
N. Y. C. 

Jedel, Haary 47S Hawthorne Ar*.. New- 
ark. M. J 

Jshle, J4hn. 78 Driggs Are.. Brooklyn. 

Jockera, M. M.. 40l> Weat 102d St.. Lo* 
Angelaa. 

'a Orcheatrti. Moullat'i. N. T. a 



Johnson, Arnold, Montmartre C, B'wav a 
Lawrwico. Chicago. • ° way « 

J*lma*a. Johnny, (nob Mirador, N T c 

Johnaon, Walter, Llltl* Club. IM ■ Phi 
ca«o Are.. Chicago. " 

Johnatoo, Melville 80 Mariborough Art,, 

Johnatoo*. Jack. Samarolr. Chicago. 
Jolly Friara <AI Veten). Plasa Dancte 

and. Freeport L. I. ^ 

Jones. Clarence M., Owl T., Chicago 
Jona*. B C, tStb Armory. Brooklyn 
J*a**. laham. B«l d* Ia PbIx, N. t. O. 
JordOB, Art, •2141 Norwotd St., Phlla Pti 
Joy, JImmle, St Anthony H.. San 'xm. i 

tonio. Texaa, ' 



Kahn. Sammy, Roaemont B., Brooklyn, 

KAHN, ABT. 8«aa** T., ttafllsae A 
Kedale, Chicago. —«»« « 

Kahn. Herman. TIroli T., Newark. N. J.i 

Kaiaar, Bmi*. Orpheum. Bay cnty, Mick. 

Kalaar'a Orch.. RIverview Park B.B.. 
Chicago. 

Kanawbiana (Wm. Ferrara), Ch&rlsaioa. 
W V*. ^ 

Kaplan. F. J.. New Bamboo Inn., 8222 W. 1 
Madison St., Chteago, lU. ' 

Karm A Aadrewa Band, Folllea Ber< 
gere, AUantIo City, N. J. 

Kaasner, Sol., Ferrari Club, N. T. C. 
Kaatner. Sol, Longacre Club, N. T. C. 

Katy, Harry, Bal Tabarin, Hartford, 
Conn. 

Kaaf, Herbert Royal Grill, N. T C 

Kaufman. Wlthey (Pennsylvania Sera* 
aadera), 172 W. Slat St., N. Y. C. 

Kay. Arthur, State T.. Los Angelea. 

Kaydeu, Bingham. AaberUle. N C 

Keamey'a, Stamford, Conn. 

Kebbler. Gordon, Aaia. Syracuse. 

Kelly, Bert, Keliya SUblaa. 4S1 Rush St. 
Chicago. 

Kemmler'a. Hlghlaod Club, Pittsburgh. 

Kcnin, Herman (George Oiaen). Portland 
H.. Portland. Ore. 

Kentucky Aces (H. J. Christie). 1811 N. 
Ormsby Ave., Louisville. 

Kentucky Kernels (Jo*. B. Buffmaon), 
Adeiphla. Philadelphia. 

Kerr, cniarlea. Cafe Martin, AtlaaUe City. 

Kerry. Harry. Shanghai, China. 

Keystone SIrcna. Memorial P.. William** 
port. Pa. 

King. Al. 87 Ainsle St., Bklya. N. Y. 

King, Hermie, Strand T., San Francisco. 

King, Karl L.. Fort Dodg*. la. 



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Kins* of Melody (Torea DImatack), M 
Mueller 8t« Binghamtoa. N. Y. 

Kirkmao, Doa, Odeoa, Bait lAka City. 

Kifkpatrick. Jenala, U Waaklagtoa Bt* 
Shelby. O. 

Klein. Jules, Statler H., Detroit 

Ktiosk Morrla. MSS Sprao* St. Pbiladrf- 
phla. 

Nachstsdtar. a*ort% La flSU* B.. Ch»« 
cago. 

Knapp, A. L., Tarrao* Gardena, DavflH 
port. la. 

Knecht, Joe, Waldorf-Astoria B.. N. Y. d 

Kniokerbocker Syncopatora. State T., LM 
Angelea. 

Kock, William. 1141 Mth St., Milwaskaa 

Koger. ' Dougiaa, Peacock {na, 1024 WliaM 
Ave.. Chicago. 

Kraus, Arthur, 148t Broadway, N. Y. C 

Krauagrill. Walter. Strand T., Saa Pt*»> 
claeo. 

Krech. BenJ. A. 8S Foortk Ar*.. PstH* 
son. N. J. ^ 

Kricketts, Enle, SS Sixth Av*., Nswtik. 
N. J. 

KBCBOKB. BBNNIB, Par«4y Clak. 
N. Y. C. 

Krulee. Msi, Westminster H., Boston. 

Krumbhols. Gaorg*. MS Middle St, N*« 
Bedford. 

Kurta. Alex H., Pine* Bridge Ina. CmtM 
Lake. S Y. 

Kyla. Rent Cluba. N. Y. C 



Ladner** Rainbow Orch.. Merrimae Fi^ 
Lawrence. Maaa. „__ 

Ladner'a Dixeland Serenadars. Lake Dsa> 
nison. Wlnehendon. Maaa. _ ' 

Ladner'a Virglnlana. (%arIton Han, 
Charlton. Mass. 

La Ferrera, Vinton, St Francis H. (Ow 
certa), San Franclaco. 

La Forge. Clyde. Wenona Beach, Bay 
City, Mich. . _ 

Lagasse. Fernando, 47 Frenck St. l^*^*^- 

Lambert'a Orch., Van'* PavtiUon. olea 
Lake, N. Y. _ 

Lambert, Harry, Weat Bad H.. Asbury 
Park, N. J. 

Lampe, Dell, Trianon, 8201 Cottage Orore, 
Chicago. 

La Monaea, Ceaar*. Albee T.. Providence, 
R. I. 

Landau, Dave B., 6S1 Sutter Ave.. B'klya. 

Landau, Mike. Little Rita Club, Bklyn. 

Lange. Henry, Indian Lake, RuMsn's 
Point, O. 

Laaia. Howard, Bdgeton H.. Wiidwood. 
N. J. 

L*ala. Jamea. Rue Greffuhle. Paria 
LANIN.^^SAM, ROSELAND B. Bh 
N. Y, C. 

La Rooca, Paul, Peoria. III. _ 

Laatlsky, Mauris. I»alals Royals. 8M0 w. 

Lee, George (Husk O'Hare). Brevoort »•. 
Chicago. _ 

Legler, J. Bd.. 1822 Mono St. Fresno, 
Cal. 

Lehmsn. Bob. Steel Pier, Atlantic Oty. 

Lanka. Ro**. ISS Fifth Bt.. Wllllarespori. 
Pa. 

Lemberg. JuUu*. Hippodrome T., N. T. C. 

I>*vln, Al, 478 Whaliey Ave., New Hsve.T 

Lavlnnon, Sam. Marahall Field's Tes 
Room Chios go. _ „ 

Laritow, Barnard. Commodor* H., N. T. «-• 

L*ry. Richard U., ISI Blotar Ave., Sche- 



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VARIETY 



43 



V. •*^lTi T*«.' Orphaum Circuit, 
•f, 1^,, AI. OttOf Pitt B.R» Attantlc 

S.,"M^k» Bon Toa. OcMn P«rk. C«l. 

Lin" Mlch««I. • 1«W Balh^itt Av».. 

:■ tjick: Bon Ton. Ocean Park, Cal. 

>t fjndcD. C««Mf. I* 8»"« H- Chicago. 

'^v iTpschuta,* Ocorie. Warflcld T., San 
|;i'"?PMyi >t»«»^. ItJl H«lmb»ldt Blvd.. 
J'^*^fiS^°l. JeMci. Poklri .C.. Bo«to-rtV 

r''*VopEZ, YINCKNT, . Penaaylvanl* H., 

iniMi. Vincent. Statler H.. Buffalo. 
bSta^lll. Klv. <Cl>ri«J. Malatoi. 1383 B 
Mtb St. Brooklyn. 
lJow«. Bart. AJJatoB, Boston. 
'Lubert, Al, China Imn, N. T. C. 
Locky. pick, Valeniloe Inn. 22 B. AiJami. 

'^i.WIAl*. AM!. ^UKWfairt Or»ire. 

"iJynn. Sammy. aooTWiclUta St.. Dallv- 



Nnmman. 
Ilartrord. 



Jullua, 147 Windsor Ave , 



Aju- 



Mnf.' 



M 



JtackT AuatH*, C»»«la«itlU. 661« W. Ma4- 

• Ijon. Chlca**. •■ '■ ^ • 

. Madden. O.'. adMi t>- H.. New CaatI*. 
■'Del , , V-' -1 ' '■ ' ■ 

• Mateell*. Frank «.. Piper Sttidlofc Oil 

S • '"Major. F. J., 8007 Third St.. Ocean Parli. 

if .^''llukln. Al. ftjfannrin* Pool. Altonliurat, 

■• ' jj J. 
^ . ifaMney. Italpb B.. 808 Elinor St.. 'RBos- 

fi^'wilJir'aeorBOi Areadla. Bway A Wi|- 

I ;: ■ji'.iS.at U»°' society Orch.. tf-ljr'* ; Bo,- 

tv *^inn, Chrti. ITintatloft. Cul***' City. 



I. 



I V">n, jQslV 7« B., 8«.tl> Bt..JM.,l^. a 

i ' Manila. Simon. Arcadia. Aabuir P»rk. 

l.,^i-ii . ■ : ■■ ./-..v. ■ ■-;: : 

^r Marcella, GrausBaa'a Bnrptl^. l>o» Aa- 

'f«:rrtee ' * ' ' : , ' ' ■; ' ' 

•J Mal-kels. Mike. <IU». Carlton H.. tJ.T.C. 

• Martin, T^VT "I'" Say She la,'' Caalrio 

Maain. 'Bjiyr. KlvMon P.. iPortlana. Me. 

* ^aat^r, Charlie. Club Cadtx. PWU. 
May, HiuKtk.' Taopnia P.. Covln^tttn. Kyi 
May, -Vbrr**, Juna Sy... N. V. C- 
Matt. LaWtepo^. ?8d. Armor/. BroOWynk 
Majer. Jim, MlpWfan CUy, Ini , ._^ i 

Maynard'a Sou^blBod S*renadeir/I. Whlt- 
„' fie Springs, Kn6xvHl*, Tenn. 

* , McCourC Harold. Tulare. Cal. 

'» McDonald, Harold. Cinderella. Loni 

' ■• Beach. Cal. 

- McDou«al. Jinie*. Re«nt T^ Detjt)lt. 

• MaDowoll. ■ Jldrtaa, Dl«l* Syncopatora 
Prlnceaa T., Honolulu, Ha wall. 

McBiielly,-Ed#. J., 86 SylvAO St.. Sl>rtnc- 
Held. Ma»a. • ■! ^ _. ^i 

^ Mcliityre, J^e^ chanteao l^aurter. Ot- 

'■ McKay, akll, American T.. Stlt take 
if city. 
.'- „ McGrMtb, Frank. Weber Duck Ine. 

tVrentbaia, Maaa. . ' ., 

\r McKende HiKhlknderi (William O. Mc- 
J Intoeh> 820. S. Wabaab Ave.. Cbicago. 
f McKowo'a Master Musician, HIppodromp 
> Portland, Ore. 

' MoNally. Ma J.. 871 MeComb PUc*. 
. Glendal*. ». T- ^ . 

' MeVsa. I. Sw. 1221 E. at St.. Loa An- 
«elta. 

Mead. Fred. CJub Antlere. N. T. C 
Melnle, Bmllte. Soiomon'a D. ■.. Los A»- 



O'Brlsn, Cabby, Bancor, U«. 

U'Hara, Allan. 721 Kaai "U" St., Ontario, 
Cal. 

O'Hara, Husk, Cocoa nut Qrove, Chicago. 

U'llara, Ray, MajesUe H.. Chicago. 

Olllelbest. a.. Marlborough H., Asbury 
Psrk. 

Ulsen, Oeonre. "Kid Boots," Selitryn 
T.,; ••Folllea," New Aiunterdam T., Club 
Morltz. N. y. C. ' ■ , 

O N«n. Jack Uolden Pheasant. CUrk it 
Mftitlson, ChloaKo. ' 1^ 

Original Aoes (D. A. Johnston). Broch- 
wayvllle. Pa. 

Original Crescent Orch. (J. P. Wegman), 
Araiory, lUddletown, N. T. . . 

Orlginar Dixieland Jaxz Band, Paradlae 
B. K.. Newark. 

Orl^Blal Georgia Five, Dan'celand, Ja- 
maica. I... I. 

OnglnAl Plasa Quintette (AL Lawaon). 
Corona, N. T » 

OKIOINAL MBMPHIS S, oare Foyer, 
1614 B'way. N. Y. C. 

Orlglaal Kagamufflns (Henry R. Tobias), 
US West 48th St.. N. T C. 

ORIOLB ORCn., (Dan Basso * Ted 
FloHto). Edc*wat«r Ucach H.. Cblcage. 
j^rlando, Nlcbolaa, Plasa II., N. Y. C. 

Oaborae. Oeoige. Micotici U.. Minne- 
apolis 

Osborne. Wallle. Chateau BalttUtoa. 
SprlngReld. N.J. ' 

Osanid. aten.. Warflcld T.. I.oa Angalesi 
Owena, Dale, Palaca T^ Flint; Hioh. 

Pace. George C. Roarvlll*. p .. ' 

Palmer, W.. I/a Ponsee Ciub, N. T. C. 

Panzer. Raymond. Oriental Harden. 481& 
N. Kedzle. Chicago^ 

Papporlaldo, Frank, Hotel Chlsca. Kvi- 
phis. ■ ■ 

IViramoant Entertainers. Majettte B.R., 
Detroit. 

Partridge, F. L. Mayflower, N. T, C, 

Paaternackl and Rubensteln. T^Uir, T., 
Detroit. .; ' 

Paulson, Elner. Qreen Parrot. 23)9 ^' 
MadUon, Chicago. _ 

Pearl, Harry, Vanity Club, N. Y. C. 

Pearl. Uorey. Short Qairdens; Naii«ask«ft.i 
Masa 

Pearl's Berenaders, NJ«m T., PIttAurgh. 

Peerless Dance OpCb, (Al Wiebe), 8tb and 
Moitmouih St.,' Newport, Ky. 

Pele, Walter, Beqnettsvllle, 8. C . 

Perluss. Abe, Rose Room, Los An^gelC*- 

Pershlng'a Band <W. J. sta^nnard). Wash- 
ington Barracks. V.^astilntton. i 

Peterson, Ho Wart. TlvoU T., MlcWgsji 
City. Ind. ,. ■ 

Peterson. Oscar, 2)5 Mfrsb Court. R,oct- 



ford. 
'Peyton, Dave. Plantation C 



Urch..' 1848 



Cbicako. ■ 
Psimetto Ave.. 



PfellTers 
Toledo. 

Plccino. Aetonlo, MO N. 8th St.. Reading. 

Pike. BUI. "The Rebellidn." Keith Clrc. 

Pipp's Orch., Sullivan's, BJmonton, 
Can. 

Pitman. Keith, RIversids B.R.. Sprlng- 
fleld. Mass. 

Plummer, Ed. Boot Garden. Slous City. 
Iowa. 

Polla. W. C. Clnver Gardens. W. T. C. 

Pollack. Ben, Venice B. R.. Venice, Cal. 

Pomette, v.. B. A M. CafeUrtv t4» 
Angeles. ,^, 

Pope. Edgar. 39 E- Van Burea St., Cnu- 
cago. 

Poaty, Fred, Stetnwar T.. l^ng Island 
City. N. Y. . . 

Powell, Jack (Seztat), Lawe's Clrcatt. 

Prado. Fred. American House. Bostob. 

Price. Gus, Palace Garden. Newark. 

Pullen. Raymond B.. 1383 Sellers St.. 
Frankford, Phlla. 



C. Washington, D. C. 

Sands. Phil, S«8 B'way, B'klyn, 
Saxophone Sextet (Fred Blondell), Lit- 
tle Kits. U'klyn. N. T. 

£ax(r, Jan. Rlalto T.. t,os Angeles. 

Schembeck. Al. Conntry (nub. Mexico 
City. Mexico. 

Srhmitt, Fred. Blslto T.. Denver. 
BcblA. Oscar. Scaroboo Hotel, Long 
Branch. N. J. 

achcebel Elrttr. J^ltfway Gardens, Chi- 
cago. 

Schbnber.g. Cbda Vernon Country Club. 
Los AnirV'.e*. 

Schott. l.eo. Sherrys. N. Y. C. 

Schwarts, iL Jean. KO V4Higwood At». 

."ff. Y. C. 1 

Schwartz, Crban J.. 810 Court St.. Fr4- 
mont. Ohio. 

Schwartaheck. Blmer, Sutler H., (Cafe- 
teria), tJt Louis. 

Seldel. Bmll. Apolla T.. Indianapolis. 

Seldrjnan. Sidney, Mioreman. Washlngtoa. 

Silvln, Ben, Woudmansten Inn. N. Y. 

Belser, Irving. Cafe Boulevard. N. Y. C. 

Scverl, Gloo. MUslon. Los Angeles. 

Sheeti, B. B., Jr.. Terrace Gerdcns. Chi- 
cago. ... 

St»effers>,H. C. Wilbnr'a-oa-the- Taunton. 
Taunton. Maaa. 
. ShennaB. MaoHce. lOaJleg* Ian. Clilcaas. 

Shilhret. Jack. Petham Ueatb Inn, Pel- 
ham,- N... Y- , .. , J- ■■ 

Shorts Albert, Ttvioll, CMtage Grove * 
eist. Chicago. 

Shwnan, , Abe, Aiason. tT25 B. &3d. Chl- 
csfo, . , . : ^ J, '. 

Six Alabama Rambl«»8 (VInecat 
Str%|>^iao)/'36^.Wo3»th et., N. Y. -C. 

Simons, S^eirroow. Addison H., Detroit. 

Bkeela, I.iojd. Mlaalcn T.. Long Beach. 

Ca|. , , : >;-.. . .■„ ....'• 

Slater, I.estcr, Bdlaburgh C, Montreal, 
Que.,- C»n»Ua-_. ..--;'.•.-. 

Sltnger's' SlaslDg "^Orch.j StaHer Rea- 
taurant, BuITalo. 

Smelley,. A., Masoa;: Loa Angetea 

Smith's Imperial Orch., I.aka Champlaln 
Pawl Hob. Plattsburafa, H^ H.- 

Smith, J. H,. Danee Pavlltlon. Pl«tta- 
burg, N. Y. 

Skntth. Joseph C. Mt. Royal H.. Mon- 
traal., .. ,, . •_ .... 

Btnlth, Le- Roy, Connie's Inn, N. ' Y. 

.Smith. Will, Cryaui Paiaoa. N. T. C. 

Smith. Willie. Oree Tan. N. T. <i 

Sneli. Ship Cafe. Venice. Oat. 
i- Sokolov, Keavln;'' Hamllion. Washtogteo. 

Southerland. Lt. T.. 7tb Armory, N. Y. C. 

'Seathem Vlx tPtill Prosaar), Japaoeat 
Lantern, Youngatown, O. 

Sootca. Chaclag C. 'Whit* <lllf KeTi(c, 
Chicago.. • 

Sparon, E., Dover, M. J. 
SPECHT, P^TL.JU87 A'wr, N. T. C. 

Spei'laU. Mike, : Carietaa Terrace U.. 
J*. Y. c. 

Spiee' Howling Wolvea, (^sper. Wyo.' 

Spikes Brothers. ^208 Central Ave.. L«* 
Angeles. 

Splndler. H^ry, . Haltzmaa H.» Lake- 
wood. N. J. 

Fpltarny. Bill. Allan T.. Cleveland. 
. MPITALNY, LEOPOLD. MeTlckera T., 
Chicago. 

Spltalny, Morris. Stillraan T.. (^eveland. 

SpKalny. Philip, Ham>a T., Cleveland. 

Springer, Leon. 184 Livingston St.. B'lyn. 
^ St .Louis Rhythm Hlqga >(Louie Malsle). 
ItRS R. 05th .St.. Brooklya. 

Sta0ord. Howard. 911 Sumner St., Lincoln. 
Unler, Will. Oab Uda, Long Baaeb. 
N. Y. 

Starck. Mat. 110 W. Sd St.. Moacatlne. 
lawa. 
Stark, Ferdinand, Carran T.t Ban fVait- 



ORGANISTS 



I'^amea and addresaea ot Organists, of permanent address o^ 
where currently playing^ will bo published In list below wltbou^ 
charge. ^ •■>.,.■..,•; ■...,. , 

N&nie and address' 'riiti'M 1>« forwarded to Variety, 164 Weat| 
46th atreet. New York CUy. 



MeHsar, Sam. CUib Raymo. Thompson 

s'- umitrma «iv* (VnMk aupt/anau, 

• . ears Fonr. 1«74 ■'war, M. Y. C. . 
MeBln7£o«u JMa^l^ng fan. N. Y. C. 
Marril). Hairy. #olMBMke Otr. Ud. 
UerrUU ImUita, Matajaora. N, Y. C 
^ Messner Broak 48 Orova St. Rldgefleld 
• JParit, N. J. 

. ll*trop«slltaB PlaMCa (Tai*«*>. %j» Bre*#- 

way. >f Y a « - , i. 

, - JlercTlaek. Hsrti, . Cafa Olandtlja. s8b 

Fianclsod. . . ■ '. 

Meyer, Oacar, 4020 N. Camtc St., PhlU- 
Aelphla.^ 
Meysrs. Albert. 8206 Qlrard Ave.. Phlla- 

""' Miners, Bert, Kahibow Oardeni, Island 
Fai*. M*. ^ • ._.■ -J, 

■ lUrsu. asoia*. Ch* Alamo. N. T. C. 

Meyera, Herman. Ocean Plaia H.t Loiig 
Branch, N, *. i . . ■ : 

■ „ Meysrs. Lovia, Horn's DLH.,LoaAn«*l«i. 
. If eyeraon. KIsio. iT7 donal* Brae 8L. 
*, Los Angalai. 
^ Miami Syncopatora. Miami H.. Daytpn. 

MJdway .Garden Orch., Midway Oarden. 
Chkngo. - . 

Mllfcr, JH Marr, ,Rock «prln«« Park, 
Chester. W. Vaj , _ _. 

Miller, B.. Redon4o Beach Dane* Fiavtllofu 
K Redoado Beach,, CaL _ « ^ 

r « Miller. George (3.., Palais Royal. Hartford. 

Miller. Mat. 121 Wllllama St. Chelsea, 
Muis - 

MIU.l^. ith'i, Arcadta B. B., X.T. f . 

Miller. W.. Rita CarI«on H., Phllad«a- 
iphla. ,..,.. ..^ ■, ■ ■■ 

Mills. Bill, Durant H.. Flint.. , ' 

Mills, Peck, P. O. Box 703, Cumber- 
land, Md. ■ 
. Mlner-Ooyle Orcb.» Associate Dansant. 
tiOwell. .„ _ 

Mitchell. Al. Oystal BUppar ». R-. 
• Cleveland. _ . ._ 

Mitchell. Bddlo. Valley Dale, Columbus. 

Moore. Dlnty^ Hunter Island Inn, Felbam, 
N Y 

Moore. Prior. 8C8 North Oxford Ave., Los 
Angeles. 

Moore. Virgil, Apollo, IndUnspoIIs 

Morris, Mel, Traymore II., Atlantic 
'dty 

Mosher. Victor, 3137 40th Ay*. South, 
MlnnaapolU, Minn. . 

Mulranlty, Paul. Nashna. N. H. 

Mulvey, Burt. Hits (cabaret). N. T. C. 

Mnnn, N. Stett. Baton Rapids. Mich. 

Mana«r. Alfr«d.. Gotham H.. N. Y. C. 

Ifnrphy. T. Worth, Chatsau. Baltimore. 

Mnrpby's Orob.. Be§r's Head. Haverhill. 

Mytos. Bert NanUeal Oardena. Revere 
Beack. IJaw. , 

• ■.r.-\ . if. .^v(. ' ■ ^ . . •; .•■ - 

Kap. Al, Shapiro « Hart'a, Brodt^ina. 
Nassberg, Jules. Sbttthem dance tour. 
. Natsay, Hasay, Blltraore H., N. T. a 
MaVlor. Oliver. Box P23, Birmingham.. 
Neleoa, woona, Skinea, H. Y. C. . . ^, 
Keff. Vrt. 6228 Spruce St., PhUad^hia. 
Newlln,' Norm (Husk O'Hara). Wlntw 
Garden Restaurant; State A Moaro*. Cbi- 

CBHO. 

N.ewman, Eddie, 1924 Bergen 81. irklytt. 
Newman, Helen, Uolden Pheasant R., N. 

Y. C. . ^> ..... : 

: Nsw Orleans Jass Band, Busanl'a, B'klyh. 

New York Navy Yard Band (N. Sannsi). 

Nlcliolas, Nick. Steeple Chase Pier. At- 
lantic CUy. 
-^ Ncrthrup, Leo Coliseum B. R.. St. Poterli- 
Ourn, ria. 

Norwocxl, Ralph, SprfalgfleM Lake P.. 
Akron. , 

.Vfs, I,ew, Port Arthdt. B'klui. 

Nossokotl Oicte.. 330' Fiftk A«e..'-Pltt^- 



•""Kh. 
Novak. Frank J.. 128 B. B.r. First Ar^., 



Quartell, Frank, Montmarte C, Chi- 
cago. 

(lulnlan. Dick, Ralnbo* Ggrdena, L«utk- 
VlUe, Ky. 

R 
Raitano. Alfred. MIT New Utrecht Ave.. 
B'klyn. 

Randall. Art, Brandcis Store. Oihaha. 

Bapp, Barney. Brown H.. Leulsvlll*. 

Meaaeoger, Al, Roaeland. Taunton, Mass. 

Rasnasaen, Fred, 148 Graham Ave., Cona- 
cll Bluffs, Iowa. 

Rathmell, Walter, Phllharmonlo Andl- 
torlum Symphony. Los Angeles. 

Ray. Don, Beam Art^ Philadelphia, 

Reed. John H., 1488 First St.. Rensselser. 
•i. Y. 

Regan, Dick, Bootbtoy**, Philadelphia. 

Rerd, Jack. Berlin. N. H. 

Raid, Doaglas (Doc), and Hie Tlmts 
8q. Orch.. Oarrlck T.. N. Y. C. 

Relsman. Leo. Brunswick H., Bostoni 

Relsner, Ollle, Gingham Inn, 8800 Cottage 
Grove, 'Chicago. 

Benard. Jack. "C^otituate, Mass. 

Renk, Fritz, Sovereign H.. 8200 Kenmorc. 

Chicagb. „ _ „ 

Restive, C^rl. Palais de Dance, N. T. C. 

Rettig, "Hickey." aifford Lodge. Blch- 
fleld. N. J. „ „ 

Rettman, L. M.. Eastwood Inn. Halfway, 

Mich. , „ „ .V . 

R hythmasfers. Merry Gardens B, R,, Snef- 
fleld B. R., Sheffield A Belmont. 

Rlalto Ramblers. George Grooby, Cathay. 
PhlUdelpbla.^ . ^ _ ,^ 

Rlalto Orch.. 883 Palisade Ave., ttniOn 
Hill, N. J., (office). « , „ i. 

Ricardl's Orch., Pythian Temple, Brock- 
ton. Mass. _ _ ..Iw 

Riccl. Aldo. c/o Nick Orlando, 88 W. 4S»b 
St., N.T.C ^ 

Rich, Fred, Astor H. Orlll, N. T. C. 

Richardson. Ftoreace. Central Park 
Caelno. N. Y. C ^ . t t 

RIeth, Ted. Billy Ray's. Canarsle. L. I. 

Rigo Gypsy Band, Little Hungary. 
.V. Y. C. 

Kizzo, Vincent Sylvanla H. Philadel- 
phia. 

Robin Hcods (dir. Jesa Smith), BarattI 
ft Bla R.. Worcester. Mass. 

Robblns Orcbs., 3508 Cottage Ave., 
Baltimore. _ _ 

Robinson's Orpheums, Grand C. Phoenix. 
Ariz. 

Rodem!ch, Gene, Statler H.. St. Leula. 

Rogers. Saul. Jannsen's. N. Y. C. 
Rogers, Will, 27 Abbott St., Lowell, 
Mass. 

Rohde. Karl, Crescent Gardens, Rsvere. 
Msss. 

Rolfs, Calvin, Biltmore 11., Atlanta. 

Romaneltl, Lulgi, King Edward Hotel. 
Toronto. 

Roman, Joe, Le Pal Tabarln. Hart- 
ford, Conn. 

Romano. PkiL Konmore H.. Albany. 

Romeo, B., Alps. N. Y. C. 
B08E. VIMCENT, College In. CU- 
eago. 

Koscn, Patil^ Bamboo Inn. Clark & Ran- 
dolph. Chicago. . 

Rosenthal, Ted, 145 W. 43th St.. N. Y. C. 

Rosey, Sam (Husk O'Uare). Brevoort 
H., Chicago. XI 

Royal Novelty Six (Joseph B. O'MellQ. 
2888 N. 22d'8t.. Philadelphia. t 

Royal Society Band (Henry Olmstea^l' 
Central States dance tour. , 

Royal Terrace Orch., Bit*. Coney Islsnd, 
N, Y. ., ■ ' 

Rubin, Art. BunUng Jtm, Urwt, Wai*. 

Roby, Norm, Rlvw-sWe B.R.. Charlet 
River Maaa. . * < 

Rtisnno, O., Arrov^hesd ll»n, N. T. <3. 
Rupoll. Carl, Rlvervlew B., ChlcfeKO. 
Russeot. Jack. Chin L«*. N. Y. G . 

Ryan, Pst, Broadway psrde^n, N- T. p. 

• . \.:'\-- ■V'l-. i 

Sacka, Carii MAraalUea B.. K. T.-d 
Salter, Dave, Windsor H., Montreal. 
SanUella, MUlsr'a. Lee Angelea. 
.v-anders, Joe, Muhl.back H., Kanaaa .City. 
^g^W^Ria B>a«. . iP^oIr Uelierk |IaAelfloh 



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Staufflger. Wm. O.. 188 Dodge St., Baf' 
talo. 

Stepp. Lou. Green Mill. Culvgr atr. Gal. 

Stern, Harold, Belleclalre II.. N. T. C. 

Stern, Will. Ocean Ave. H.. Lonr BrBnd>{ 
N. J. 

Sternberg, Paul. Stratford H.. Chleag^ 

Stein. 8yd. Capitol T. BIdg., Ckicago. 

Stelndel. Ferdinand. Bdgewater Beach 
H., Chicago. ^ 

Hteveneon, C^rlyle. Bon Ton Ballroom. 

Stevenson. C. K„ 888 I7th St.. ■>aata 
Monica. Cal 

SUIIwell. Ray. Ketr Buclld Oardena. 
Cleveland. 

Stoleberg, George, State T.. Los Angeles. 
Stover, George, Oilonlal B. R., Corona, 
L. L 

Straight, Charlie, Bendesvoue, Chleasa» 

Sticker. 8. Mlaa, Buckla«;haa> B., 8L 
Ix>uis. 

Striclfiand, Charlea F.. Palata D'er, 
N. T. C. 

Stromberg. C. Vernon. Cal. 
Sunset Berenadera ^Crawford's). Spar- 
tanburg. S. C. 

Swanee Syncopatora, KowsU's H., Shady- 
side, Md. 

Svanson, M. K.. Mlver. Lake Aasembly 
N. t. 

Sweet. Al. 824 8- Michigan Ave., (^leago. 

Syncopated Seven. Irwin, -Cgrboadala, Pa. 



Tandler. Adolf, eritenon T., lioa An- 

f»'»«- ,_ 

Tarry. Lrouls. Beaax Arta. K. T. C 

Teller. M„ Beach View Inn, 804 Wllaon, 
Chicago. ^- 

Teppas, Joseph J., 888 Glcnwood Ave.. 
Buffalo. _ 

Terry's Orch., Art Studio Club, Jt, T. C. 

ThRven, A. F.. 64 East Van Bnran St., 
Chicago. . . 

Thies. Henry. Oriole Terrace. Detroit. 

Thomas Saxotatte, 3ot, Mark Strand 
T.. Hklyn. N. Y. 

Thnma, wit. 608 Dvrtglit Bldg., Jackson. 
Mich. 

Tierney Five, RItUnbfluse H., Philadel- 
phia. 

TIpald), Andy. Jarden de Dance. Montreal. 

Tlvoll Rainbow Orchestra, Tlvoli B.B., 
Racine, Wla. 

Tobias, Henry, Follies Inn, N. T. C. 

Tobin, Louis. SIppiCAQ H., Marlon, Mass. 
Ave., Brocklyn. 

Topllff, Celvin,, Brie Cafe. Clark Ic Erie. 
Chicago. 

TrMt. F. S., 12S0 FnUer Ave.. Loa An- 
geles. 

Trobbe. Cy, Palace H.. San Franelsco. 

Trov. Dale. San Juan. Ortando. Fla. 

Trnehoft, Harry. Green Mill Garden. Dee 
Moin*. 

Tulter. Ed lie (dir. Abe Lyman), Redondo 
Beach B., Ixis Anxeles. 

■nipmsn. W. 8.. Le Paradls. Washington. 

Turootts. George. 80 Orange St.. Manchee- 
ter 

Turwfte Orch . Hoegg ». H.. Portland, 
Me. 

U 

Unitsd States Navy Band (Chaa. B«nterl, 
Washington. 

■■■ .Yv" ' . 

Varlsn. Art. !>ebattlsn C, Venice. Cal. 

Venetian Syncopatorii. Seventh BL. Mla- 
nsapoUs. 

•-Ver*Vfte Fivt.'' Pdwell'a ' IHn. Albany. 
N. T. 

Veraatrb ' Melody Soys. Arlington H., 
Washington. ^ . _ _ 

V*scey. Armsnd, Rlt«-C*rTton H., NYC. 

Tarsella, Ore«ta Steel Pier. Atlantic CUy 

Virginia EnterUinera^lalto. AUapU. Ga 
Vltgiij^la Serenadets. Wllkea JJarte. Pa. 

w 

. Jl- . . » . . ■ I ■ . 

Wade, ittntm, CMr«.it(Att C. S*Ak In- 
diana, Chicago. 

Waffnrr. Sol; flflvor WpP*T. Chloaga 

WJrt-KWs ttAriToi.iAJfg, _BaV, 

Chummy anb. 711 7(h Ave.,'!*. T. C. 

Walsh, Waltes. 212 E. 'Tremoiit A%e 

^'» Ti|C.;iT .ttiri" tC)e»» i > ( ". > 
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GREATER NEW YORK 

Abelaon, Anna, 476 Alabama Ave.. Bklyn. 
Adama, Fraak 8., 2388 Lorlng PI , N. Y. C. 
AMag, Paul, IM B. 22d St . N. Y. C. 
Allen. Clarence W., T84A Hancock Bt. Bklyn 
Ailing, WlIUs, ISl W. 100th St.. N. T. C. 
Anderson. Mrs. Clara C.. 88 Btegmaa St.. 

Jerecy City. N. J. 
Anderaott, Hallle. 148 W. 140th ST.. N. Y. C. 
Apollo,' Seliaetlan, 180 Willie Ave.. N. T. C. 
A<Port*. Alhtrt. 229 B. issih St.'. .N..T. C. 
Bade. HsIeiL 688 W. lB«tb St., N. Y.'C. I 
Baer. C%aMea A.. Jr.. oes Greeie Avi.. 

Bklyn. .1 

Bankg, Charlea O:, 801 U^AftiW Av«., 

Bklyn. ^ .: 

Rarbaria. RoaaMo, 14S« 6«th St„ VUVm. 
Bsrrert. Retlnafd. 1931 Broadway,, KT, Y, C. 
BarteauK. N. Willis. 838 Sttlyv^Huif Avi. 

Bklyn. " 

Beach. Theo: O, 180 ClarfnwJnt Av>.. tf-T C- 
Beasey. Jennie, 1848 lAmsterMlB Av^.. 

NL Y C •.-■■*.* 

Beet)*; Ctiitattr R.. 4« ASeMui Avf.. 

Ben^tu'Vlay is., 8043 88tk Ri'.' WobilIi.8,X«n. 

Bergman. Marlon, 880 RJversida'fii'iVa. ^. 

Y C 
Bernstein, Arthur. 6r.B W. IflOth St.'. W-TC. 
Blair. Adele. Z.. 1480 Union St.. BMyRt . 
Blau. Mrs. Stcfaoie G.. SS84. .Vwav. 

NYC * ^ ■ 

Blnm. Mrs. Herman, 80^ Rlvereld'f'JOrl^*. 

N Y. C. 
BoergerniaDa. P. V-., IBS Oakland St. 

Bklyn. „_L' 

Booth, Chrlstophar. 188 W. I08d St.. N.Y.C. 
Borre. Ce«ar. 22 Post Ave.. N. t. CJ. 
Borsa, Rocco, 1967 B2d St.. Bkljm. . , 

Borsa. SUvto, 1»«7 62d St., Bklxa. „^„ 
Borieikl. LaAlslaus. 224 B. B7th^l.. J£.T C. 
Brain. SUnley H.. 878 Msey PI., M. ▼• C- 
Brainard. Balph 84, 280 W. 71st St., N.T.C- 
Brand. F,rap^ V..^oiiW>, O. P. O. 1 

Breftrey. Xlorton. »5B St. John's PI.. Bklyn. 
Britton. Ellen J.. 480 W. 84rh St . N. Y. C. 
Brock, aooi«e. Century T.. N. Y. Cj ] 

Brook, Bdltb 'S., 180 Claremont Avi., 

NYC 
Brovall, Kal; IBtT 78d St., Bklyn. 
Broyde. Lena. 2000 8d Ave.. N. Y. C. 
Bruhna. Geo. F. W.. 448 Central Park W.. 

N T C 

Bfthrmaa. "f. S.. .467 City Hall Sta., N.Y.C. 
Bullenkamp. Harold B. 860 8th Ave., 

BorehirS." Arthtv. 608 W. I84th St., H.T.C. 
Caldwell. Richardson, 281 B. 28d St. Bklyn. 
Carhart, Albert N... 1480 Pacific St., Bklyn. 
Carr. Myron F.. 257 Weat End Ave.. H.Y.C. 
Carter, Krneat T.. 116 R. ODth St.. N. T. C. 
Carroll, Adam J , B24 W. 124th St., NvY.C. 
Caasel. Mrs. Raymond W., «6 W. BOtb St.. 

ChadWick. Geo. M.. 282 W. lllh St.. H-T.t. 
Chaeeln, Nettle, 27 E. 7th St., N. T. C. 
Cheney. Wlnslew, 6 Willow St.. Bklyn. ; 
Chester. Florence O., 84 W. 02d St., N.Y.C. 
Cocka. Francis B.. 811 B. 8th St., Bklyn{ 
Cohan. Betty RdHenthal, 168 AdelphI St.. 
Bklyli. ' 



Darling, Morttl, U Fish Ave.; Mkspeth. 

L. L ► 

Deaponunlen Victor, 68 Irving PI., N. T. O. 
Detach. Carl. 187 Kent St.. Bklyn. 
Dlttmar. Buth. 180 B. Sath St., N. T. C 
Dorfman. Broil. 1088 Deoalaa St.'. Bklya. 
Douglas. A. Stanley. 48 Rldsewood Ave.. 

Bklyn. 
Dowd. Gertrude A.. 4S0 44th St., Bklyn. 
Dnrbln. Victor F.. Ill B. 17.1th St., M.T.C. 
Edwards. Wm. J., 746 HiveralJe Dr., N.Y.C. 
Bpstcln, Geo. J.. 10 Ocean Viev Av*.. 

Brighton Beach, Bklyn. 
■jMteln. I. I... 617 Oc«Vn 'View XV«:. Coney 

Island, Bklyn. -....,. 1 

Bvaas. PsrOval C. «} TIemann PL. N.T.C. 
Falconer, Boy K., 2s9'Jewctt AVe.. Jeraey 

City, N. i. 
Fallon. Lauretta O.. 1816. B. 14th St.. 

Bklyn 
Fallon. Walter S'.. MIS R. 14th St.. Bklyn. 
Pean. Albert Pata. 1801 MotfAsro.. Far 

Rockaway, .L. 1. , . 

Filoaa. Miricn H.'. ril2 l^th*^ Ave.: Bklyn. 
FiBCher. Edward. '«l8 Bast 18«tk' St.. N. 

Y. C. 
Foan. Henry J.. 881 B. 22<1 St., Pateraon. 

N J 
Ford. Mary 8.. m Prospect PI.. Bklyn. 
Freed, Bert F.. 66 B. T8tb St.. N. T. a ' 
French. MaaSM««t*>0«, 2I» W.^MMk^ St. 
N» T. CJ,,. > ..... • .. ..■> . ',t .ii.<_ _ 
Frey. Lewlsi 100. Amatardam An.|i|fi X. O. 
Frise, Slallle, Hotel Bristol. N. T. OL >■ 
Fromroel. H. :CU «D W. '^m UXjfM^-S. C 
Oabrelow. Harry. 200T Douglaa A|.» JSUyp. 
OaMon^ Jl«i\my I*, ,m W. IjB^Ji, ^U H. 

Sgrakrant Mauriee. 1 W. BSdSt.. tf^rt.'te. 
ardner, Orrte L.. 217 Suytlam St.. iQtlyn. 

3:i'!^-i.rjft."lo8"g ^'^:^.<tc. 

Glassem T 9). as Chauncey. St.. BroojDyn. 
Globe. A^la/de. ^^. 420 , W.. , SfiJfr St., 

Gooddlng. dladys.' nr.w: End Avei.'i^,'f.C. 
OotUKb. rtaria liMJsr. , IJ^O^ p«4«9 Ave.. 

.Orshanij.' Cathogina, 161 W„ ISlat IC N. 

Graham,' Fmnk D,^ 2.'VliW. l^^d Pt.'k^.C. 
Gramm. F. Kmll. 712 Mad:son Ave., K.Y.C. 
Greene. F, J., 227 7th St., Xldland Beach. 

8. I. 
Grlfflth, Peggy, 140 W. 104th St.. N. f. C. \ 
Orlggs, Helen M.. 81 Morion St., N. X C. 
Grotian. Wm. B., 1806 Stephen St., Bklyn. 



Bdna. .41 8. Pvrtland Ave.. 



Quttridge. 

Bklyn.. •,, .u . . r 

Hamilton, llobt.. IMSS UOth St., RlchoMmd 

HiU. 14. ». -uA *-' • 

Hamilton. Wm.. Hempstead, n. x, 
Hammond. Jota. .1 Kclsey Avh., Qaeen% 

N. Y... •• 
Hammond, LeRny, P. O. Box TSC Ore en* 

p>:rt, L. I. . 

Hammond. Wm. Qkj. 1004 Av«. P., JWtiyn. 
Basel, P. It.. SO0 Etna m., Bk|yB. . ^ 
Havana, Bd.. 100. W. 84th Bt.. N, T. |d 
Hayn.' Arthur, 17U« Gates Ave., Bfclya. ' 
Hereford, Mlet yoSnttle, 272o B'Way. K. 

Y. C. 
Coraero- Margirret. 612 W. IBlat St.. M.T.C. I RoHa'nd. Nona A., tl68 Grand Avo., H.T.C 
CooT<«rsmlth. J. M., 422Z Dry lUrkor R«., ' HaasiatMi, W, B.. 181 Manhattaa AV*., 



CooiMTSmlth. «. — ., —< 

Middle VWage, L. I. 
Copetend. ». Grant. 1488 88t% St., Bkirn- 
Cordy. Lonlse, Jtream«r Orsan Co.. MPO 

B'way. N. Y. C. ^ ' 

Corgrene. Orlswald H.. 20th St. and Queans 

Ave.. Flashing, L, I. 
(Earner. Romar R.. 831 Anturan Ave.. 

Cra^.^Cleo. C. <0 2Stli St., Jackson Hfta.. 

C>osile.' Cerinae J.. S20 W. lO0tli St.. H. 
• T C ■ ■ ' 

Calp." Lwila a» W. «8th St., K. T. a 



Tf- 



^ . ,', 

Ward, Frank. AvaiOB. BoMsn. 

Warlng'a Pennsylvanlsns. Tyrone, Pa. 

Wamar'a fcven Aeea Piadmeat Prlvla* 
Club, Atlanta. 

Warr's Syncopatora. Palais Iteyal. aonth 



Warren. Ida, Joel'a, N. T. C 

Webb. .Or*. B.. Clismpa Blyaeea U„ Pari*. 

Webb. Joe, Canton Inn, B'klyn. * 

Webater, Claude. SO Thearia Bldg.. Baa 
Diego. 

Weemi^ Ted. 216 8. Broad fft., f bliadfl- 
Phta. 

Welderaeyer Orch.. entour. . 

Wesley, Joseph, 847 Twslttb Ave., lOl- 

Wesley. Joseph. Alhambra Gardens. Witt- 



pl^Can. 



..estpbal, Frank. Deauville. Cbleaao. 

Whldden, Bd. 129 DIkeman St., B'klyn. 

Whita. Le*. Canton Tea Gardens, Van 

Buren A W st>ash, Chicago. 

WHITKMAN. PAUL, 18S W. 4»*Il St., 
W V c 

Wbiteman Collegians, Ccngresa H„ CM- 
eago. 

Wiedoeft. Herb, daace tour. 

Wilde. Arthur, Monmouth H., Bprlag 
Lake H J 

Wilds, V: R.. Hlghlsnd P.. Grand Havea. 

Wlillama, Al, Casin*. Bradley B*ac^, 
Wlillams. Arthur, Pow*ll Inn. Watervllet. 

N T 

Williams, Bert E., Strand Th.. HarttorS, 

Williams, David O., 1D0 W. 87tk tt. M. 

Y. C. 
Williams. Ralph, Ratnbo Gsrdcna. Clark 

A I^awrsnce. Chicago. 
Wllllsmr Log cabin. Venice. <3al. 
Wllllsms. Willie. Atlantic H.. Long 

Branch. N. J. 
Wllaon. Billy. Du Pont H., Wllmlngtoa 
Wilson. Charles, Castle Inn. N. Y. C 
Wllaon. Frank. MarceU Country Cluk. 

Pasadena. _ _ 

Wilson. Sam, 1»B W. 45th St.. N. Y. C. 
WITTHTKIN, KDWABD, Olymple T., 

New Haven, Castn. 

WOLFE. BOG KB (KAHM), BlUmove 

n.. N. y. C. , 

Woodinv: Ssm. Neat. Harlem. N. T. C 
Wright. Ted., Newburyport. Maaa 
Wriitlif. Ted (Ilarmunlaers). dsnee tout. 

New Ksglaad 
Wynne. BlUy. Greenwich Village, Ifih. 

N. T. .C • .1 •'%' t, • . ,■< r" 



Tankf-e p.m.llp Uoyn (CUB Mbstello). 
HeaHp* C., BostoB, Ifaas. 

«aleb,'^Bol. Boee Tree Cafe. PMl»d»lph;a 

Zsbler, I,ne, 0406 Vrahkllo Ave.. Hi^Ky 
w"0<l, cal. 

7.eller. Otto. 8018 California Ave., St 
f.ouls. MO. ^ 

Ze\eIIe, Sot. 38i Central Park West, N. 
T. <-. 

Z'.U. Arthur. lAT Hamilton St.i Albany) 
'i . I ; :. I ': '■■< ' ■•. ' - • I ,',••!' ■' 11. j 
r'.*>. I' ■'•'/'. 'I 'rf.i 1 'j !/<»«• • 



NYC 

Humphrey. Hanry. 1S«8 Vyee Av*,, W. Y: a 
HunVel*, Lester M.. 287 08d St., W. T, C. 
Jamea. Carloton A.. B«6 W, 18Stb St., N. 

Y. C. 
Jay, Nancy, 040 89d St., Bklym 
Jenktne. Betty C. S10 W. 181at 8L, 

N T C 
Jlmine*.'Adelina. 880 W. IMtb St., V.Y.a 
Johneaa. CUtiS* ■.. 178 W. 0M ■«., M. 

Y. C. 
Johaaon. Blathlaca B.. 283 6th Av*w^ IT. 

Jor*« Braasl VL «! W. U4U Sk. N.t.C. 
hXamara. Hanriaita. 78S Kelly St.. M. T. C. 
[iCeeaaa. Amm« Pv ftasblas Bridg*. Hash. 
I inc K. Y. 

Keith. J«ha B., IM W. 4Sd St.. N. T. O. 
Klel*y, Wol4«> T*d. 181 Oliver Ava., Jf.T.a 
Kllhin, Bssall* A.. S788 Cr**toa Ava, N. 

Y. C. 
Kinsley, SVed, 8888 Hudson Blv^., i*rs«r 

City, N. J. ,. „. • 

Kitchener, Vara. »S W. Tld St.. It.: VvC. 
Knowlea, Katheriaa. 100 Claremoat Av*., 

H. Y, C. . 

Kaowltan, BagwiaX.. • Bidert Laaa^ Wood* 

haven, L. I. 
Korir. Fred, US Bad^Ut St., Corona, Ik L 
Koster, T*d, 408 Ovinkton Ave., Bklya. 
Kotek, Frod. Stt B. SSth St., N. T7c. 
Kreiter, John W.. 88 Haaaon PI.. Bklya 
Knungold, Bigmund. 48 Van Byp«a AV*., 

Jerssy City, M. J. 
Kaenxy. Paul M. 46 Remington Af*.i fa* 

maiea. " 

Lfllnkay, Miriam. 180 Bdfecombe Ava.^ N. 

T. C. -^ 

T.amkin. K. B., 18T W. 08th St.. N, T. CJ. 
Lang. Prank. 27 let Ave., N. Y. C. 
Lams, Mildred D., 768 W. End Ave.. N. 

Y C 
I^atsch, a*or** R., 180 W. 42d St., M. T. C. 
LeBar, Psai W.. 6 W. 126th St.. N. Y. C. 
Leonard, Mra L. B.. 888 Manhattaa Ave,. 

M. Y. C. '^ ■' . . 

LIgctti, Ferdlaando, 1608 Bryant Ava, N. 

Y. C. 
Llpkowliz. Rath, 148 Vata Bnren St.. Bklya. 
LItwak, Abraham N.. 777 Bastera Paslnray, 

Bkijtn. ., 

Ladwto, Sooya. 1TI Bast«m Paikway. 

Lundall. Chaa A,. SSS C*BUal At*., W. 
Hotakjn. H. J. • * • - - 

(Continued oft lJ4t^« 4H.-!' 



Correct B. A O. Roulet 

within the past 10 days ovSr 
100 names havs stricken <rom 
the Band and OrchSstra 
Routes through a check-ap by 
correspondenca for Incomplete 
address or because the or* 
chestra la no. longer nlaying 
there. 

Orchestra met! are urRcd not 
only to advise of their new 
locations but to make sure 
Variety is advised of the scr- 
eranoe of co.nncctlons with tbs 
old plnce. 

Music publishers and others 
rely nbsoltrtely on thea* rovtes 
to keep In touch with the bands 
and tt is the musicians' benefit 
therefore to keep the routes 
correct and up to the minute. 

I If mil taiiaii / 






VARIETY 



M U S f^' 



' y. 



Wednesday. March 4, 1925 



DISK REVIEWS 



<Conlinuea from page 41) 

haa Martin's emart trombone work 
■tepplng out. The reeds, plaao and 
braases In turn are Impreaaive. 

NO ONE (FoK Trot)— Sam Lanin 

and Hia Roaaland Orchestra 
I CANT STOP BAeVING YOU— 
8«ma — Columbia No. 285 
Sam Lanin, one of the most pro- 
lific diak recorders, has aomehow 
escaped the Columbia label until 
now. Tbia marks his Roaeland or- 
cfaeatra's debut on that brand and. 
like their past i)erfQrm«nces. they 
prore sure-fire for dance purposea. 

I'LL SEE VOU IN MY OiREAM« 
, (F»x Trot)-T-P«ul Whiteman 

and Hia Orcheatra 
WHEK'THE ONE YOU LOVE 
' LOVES rOU (W«lt«)-^8ama— 

Vi«tor No. 1«W 
The auperb Whiteman technique 
outdoes itaelf in thia fox and waltt 
couplet.' "Dreama" (Kahn-Jones) 
la a corklas dance tune, at Its 
aenlth around Chicago where it was 
"started" by Isham Jonea. the com- 
poser, aaslsfed by his usual alder* 
and abettors, and la gathering mo- 
mentum generally. Whiteman has 
embMUahed It with melody snatches 
of .claaalcal airs with the strings 
and c«l98ta' prominent. 
. ' "When the One You liove Loves 
Tou," the walta, Is co -authored by 
Whiteman with Friend and Baer. 
It'a a composition of eonaiderable 



SOUTHERN 

CAUFORNIA 

ORCHESTRAS 



character, replete with pleasant 
string, banjo and woodwind ef- 
fects. An interpolated vocal chorus 
further adds to it. 



ROSE-MARIE- (Fox Trot)— Tad 
Lewis and Qand /' 

MADELINE— Same— Columbia No. 
056- D 

Lewla, the tragedian of popular 
song, ni^kes a drama out of "Kose-r 
Marie," the popular production song. 
In the incidental vocal interpolations 
to augment the iustrumental rendi- 
tion by the Lewis jaszlsts who pro- 
duce a danceable product aa ever. 
■ In "Madeline" (Whlteman-Baer- 
Fxlend), the Lewis clarinet is promi- 
nent, likewise the piano. The unique 
and' extraordinary Lewis dance 
rhythm Is omnipresent throughout 



ALL ALONE (Waitz)--Carl Fen- 
ton's Orcheatra 
AT. THE END OF A WINDING 
LAN E — Same — Brunawck No. 
2739 
A brace of timely waltzes, bril- 
liantly scored and smartly purveyed 
by the Fenton band, the "house" 
orchestra of Brunswick. The reeds 
and the strings make the "All 
Alone" a thing of beauty. 

"Winding Lane" (Kohn-Jones) Is 
equally (etoliing. Frank Bessinger, 
one-half ofythe Radio Franks, con- 
tributes v« Total aolo in the latter. 






ROY FOX 

and hU Orchestra 

New Being Featured at the 

Cafe Lafayette 
Lot Angeles, Cal. 



TED HENKEL 

and hb Orchestra 

VIRGINIIA HOTEL 

LONG BEACH, CAL. 



CHRIS MANN 

and his Orchestra 
RENDEZVOUS HOTEL 
• LOS ANGELES, CAL. 



O SOLE MIO— August Eckert (In- 

atrumantal) 
SERENADE — Same — Ediaon fA. 
514M 

Thia Is an unusual recording by 
August Eckert of a Swiss harp- 
zither. Mr. Eckert has selehted two 
familiar and favorite classics. 

The tinkling string work of the 
harp-Either is faithfully reproduced 
in the Edison Re-Creatlon process, 
making for an exceptional "can- 
ning." 



CHL CHARLESTON MAD 



Chicago. March S. 

This city la sure plumb 
Charleston mad. Not aince the 
days of the shimmy and the 
Texas Tommy, even taking In 
all the Chl-conceivtd dances 
and walks, has the town gone 
loco over anything like it has 
the Charlestdn. 

Cabarota, vaudeville, ' tabs, 
burlesque, in fiyct. nothing. haa 
passed it up, all going in 
strcng for the danoo. 



B&IOODE or FllJfS 

The film feature. *^e Haunted 
Hand," starring BlU Tllden, 'the 
t«nhl3 champ, has Ace Brigode and 

his 14 Virginians orcheatra appear- 
ing in the #ioture. The band la at 
the Monte Carlo, New Tork, regu- 
larly. It'a a First National re> 
lease. 



accompaniment with the latter 
chiming in the barmoRies. The 
same routine is followed In the 
"blues." 



DEAR ONE (FoK Trot)— Vincent 
Lopez and Hia Hotel Pennsyl- 
vania Orchestra 
WILL YOU REMEMBER MET— 
Same— Okeh No. 40266 
Two melody fox -trots by Lopez. 
"Dear One" (Fisher-Richardson- 
Burke) features the reeds and the 
banjo. "Will You Remember Me?" 
(Santly-Rlchman-Davls). is another 
melodious entry. The violin, comet 
and the banjo step out briskly in 
solo snatches. 



PRYOR MOORE 

ORCHESTRAS 

Playing Daily at th* 

5 Boos Bros. Cafeterias 

alao 

"The Playhouse Orchestra" 

and 

Contracting Special Dance 

Orchestras 



TOO TIRED— Mitchell Brothers 
HIGH TONE MAMA OF MINE— 
Same— Victor No. 19531 

Thia vaudeville team make their 
Victor debut with this couplet. Th)e 
banjo-vocalists are possessed of 
agreeable voices and their instru- 
raent-xl proficiency clicks on the wax 
with telliiiR effect. The doggerel. 
"Too Tired' (Little Slmore-Shay), 
is excellently "sold." 

"High Tone Mama" (Joe Fl^l- 
scher-Mftcheli Rros.). vamps oft 
with a protected snatch of dual 
banjo work leading Intcwthe lauda- 
tory comment abont "the red hot, 
low down, bigh tone mama." •. 



OH JOSEPHI (Fox Trot)— Kapian'a 

Mslodiata 
MADAME POMPADOUR (Waltz)— 

Same— Edison No. 61467 
The Kaplan 6and has m^^de a 
corking recording of the Leo Fall 
melodies from "Madame Pompa- 
dour." The rollicking, comical 
"Joseph" tune with its reeds, rlo- 
llns, banjo and "wow-wow" brasses 
is excellently done by.' 

The "Pompadour" waltzes intro- 
duce "Magic Moments" and the 
"Serenade." The arrangement is 
nicely scored for the banjo, reeds 
and strings. 



On Picture Time 

Walter Meyers has booked the 
Patton and Marks Revue for 14 
weeks, starting March S at the 
Lyric, Columbus, O. The act, from 
vaudeville, is getting $1,400. There 
are five people in the revue. 

Dolly Connelly and Percy Wen- 
rich y are another combination 
booked by- Meyers on the Lublincr 
A: Trintz picture circuit.' >" 



MUSIC I^FLACES PAOEAIT 

* Syracuse, March S. 

Because of the cost, the historical 
pageant as a featyre of (he Syra- 
cuse Centeqnial Blxpositlon in June 
haa been discarded. Instead the 
Centennial wUl«liaye, among other 
things, a music festival. 

The annual Central New . Tork 
Music Festival in this city has been 
dropped this spring. Last y«>ar's 
festival was ' marked by a costly 
deficit. 



nrAuomuL week musio 

Washington, March t. 

Norman Stockett has succeeded 
Mrs. Mildred Smith at the Rialto's 
organ. Stockett is an appointment 
by Micha Guterson, the new mual- 
cal director of the picture house. 

For inaugural week Guterson and 
his orchestra are playing "Melody," 
a composition by Charles O. Dawes, 
who beoomea vice-president to- 
mbrrow. 



YOU AND I (Fox Trot)— Paul 

Specht and His Orchestra 
SOME OTHER DAY SOME 
OTHER QIRL— Same— Colum- 
bia No. 261 
"You and I" (Harry Archer-Har- 
lan Thompson) from the "My Girl" 
musical has been smoothly scored 
by Specht for a symphonic danqe 
recording. It is possessed of con- 
siderable color with the trumpet 
and banjo contributing not a little 
to the sum total. 

"Some Other Day" (Kahn-Jones) 
is equally worthy. 



KENNETH MORSE 

FRIAR'S INN ORCHESTRA 
♦<That's That" 

1043 W. Sixth Street. 
Los Angeles, Cal. 



GLEN OSWALD'S 

Victor Recording Orchestra 
Playing Cinderella Roof 

and 

DOUBLING THEATRES 
LOS ANGELES, CAL. 



M 



b»- 



EL PEOESKi AND HIS 
ONTMARTE ORCHESTRA 
OVIELAND FAVORITES 

HOLLYWOOD, CAL. 



THOSE PANAMA MAMMAS— 

Eddie Cantor 
ELIZA — Ernest Hare — Columbia 

No. 256-D 

Eddie Cantor's "Panama Mam- 
mas* Interpretation Is of the usual 
breezy Cantor style. It is coupled 
with another popular ditty. "Ellaa" 
(Kahn-Florito). which Ernest Hare 
(one-half of The Happiness Boys), 
solos in his resonant and pleasing 
baritone. 



BRING BACK THOSE ROCK-A- 
BYE BABY DAYS (Fox Trot)— 
Dick Long's Nankin Cafe Or- 
chestra 
IF YOU DON'T TELL ME— Same- 
Victor No. 19643 
Dick LonR's combination from the 
Nankin cafe, Minneapolis, Is an- 
other new Victor recruit. The band 
gives good account of Itself with 
its dance music, the saxes and 
trumpets shining particularly. 
Long's own violin work steps out 
sipartly. A piano solo and the 
brass mutlngs further distinguish 
this maiden effort by the Long 
Jazzlsts. 



FASCINATING RHYTHM (Fox 
Trot)— paul Whiteman and His 
Orchestra 
OH, LADY BE GOOD!— Same- 
Victor No. 19551 
Colorful fox trots by the Whlte- 
manltes from the "Lady. Be Good" 
show (George Gershwin). There 
Is color and rhythm In a glittering 
admixture interwoven in the ar- 
rangements of both. The "Lady" 
number introduces "So am I" as 
•a medley. The piano, brasses and 
reeds In tujn take brilliant pas- 
sages for feature solo work. 

NOBODY KNOWS WHAT A RED- 
HEAD MAMA CAN DO (Fox 
Trot) — Jack Stiliman's Orcbes- 
tra 
DIXIE DREAMS (Fox)— Fry's Mil- 
lion Dollar Pier Orchestra — 
Edison No. 51471 
Jack StUlman is a new Kdlson 
recorder. "Red Head Mama" 
(Sammy Fain) is a "hot" number 
enjbying a certain vogue on the 
dance floors. StlUman has ar- 
ranged It unusually wl(,h the brasses 
and banjo stepping out. Vernon Dal- 
hart also contributes a vocal solo. 
"Dixie Dreams" (Clark-Turk- 
Meyer-Johnston) Is from "Pixie to 
Broadway" and a satisfactory fox 
trot. 



ACCEPTS LOCAL SONG 

Los Angeles, March i. 
Paul Whiteftaan has added to the 
lldt of concert numbers his orches- 
tra la playing on tour a song writ- 
ten by several Los Angeles musi- 
cians. It is "If It Wasn't for Yob 
I Wouldn't Be Crymg -Now," writ- 
ten by Herb WIcdoeft. Jean Rose, 
Harold Berg and Buddy Fields. 
W))iteman, before leaving Los An- 
geles, told Wiedoeft he was going 
to record the number with Victor. 



COLLEOUTE BANJOS 

The Gibson Banjo Co., Kalama- 
zoo, Mich., banjo manufacturers, is 
making a special play for college 
boy InstrumentallBts. 

Ralph Dexter,' professional banjo- 
ist, and himself a college man, has 
been appointed special representa- 
tive and Instructor to tour the va- 
rious college towns and coach the 
student-banjoists on the string In- 
strument. 



MUSIC MEN DO HONOR 
TO CHI BAND LEADER 

Isham Jones* Testimonial Din- 
ner Sunday at Park 
-t Lane 



The music publishers, amgl 
writers and the entire music Indus* 
try in co-operation with the Brut*. 
wick Recording Laboratories paij^ 
their reapecta to Isham Jones and 
his. orchestra Sunda/ night at a 
testimonial dinner at U»e Park Lane 
hoteL Joe Kelt, cfaairman of t))o 
committee, rounded up over 300.' 
The tariff was $10 & plate. 

The Chicago* bandman and hia 
Bnlnswieft orchMtra opened this 
week at the Rue de la Pals, Neir 
Tork. 

Bert Hanlon was a sensational 
"panic" as master of ceremonies. 
The monologist's fly talk wa.4 voted 
a "wow." 

Carl Fenton's Brunswick record- 
ing orchestra also did yeoman duty- 
in dishing out the dance tunes. 

Joe Kelt's supervision of the de- 
tails made for an unusual evening. 
Attendance was 840. 

The show at the Rue de la Pals 
will have Jane Green. Maurice 
Diamond, Olive Vaughn, Dave Mal- 
len and Jack Parker featured with 
the Jones orchestra in addition to 
the revue, "Revels of 19J5," which 
Includes a chorus of 20. 



j 



Publisher in Trouble 

The rumors of a music publish- 
er's impending bankruptcy were 
strong yesterday. The voluntary 
petition, it Is reported, will be filed 
by the time this sees print or a 
day or so thereafter. # The firflji ia 
one headed by a popular composer. 

Several years ago this firm pub- 
lished a sensational International 
song hit. 



« ' 



AEN POLLOCK 

and ORCHESTRA 

Venice Ball Room 

Venice, Cal. 

, (for a lent time to come) 



BLUE EYED SALLY— The Dixie 

Stars (Bernard and Robinson) 
NEVER GETTIN' NO PLACE 
BLUES — Same— Brunswick No. 
2689 
Al r.ornarJ and J. Russel Robin- 
son, Waterson, Inc.. staff writers, 
earned their name and fame os The 
Dixie Stars through their systema- 
tic radio performances. On Um 
Brunswick, they "can" their .own 
compositions. 

"Blue Eyed Sally." their current 
bisr number, has Al Bernard carry- 
ing the tune to Robinson's piano 



CREAGEB'S "CAHNDrO" 

Willie Creager and his orchestra 
have been signed to record for the 
Gennett and Pathe-Perfect recorda. 

The orchestra opens on a' Loew 
tour under Mandel A Rose's direc- 
tion. 



I OIDNT CARE TILL I LOST 
YOU (Fox Trot)— Ray Miller 
and Orchestra 
ME AND THE BOY FRIEND— 
Same — Brunswick No. 2753 
A rhythmic melody fox Is "I 
Didn't care" (Rubey Cowan) which 
has Danny Tates' exceptional vio- 
lin work featured In a solo In- 
terlude. The trumpet and trom- 
bone work la outstanding as ire the 
reeds. 

"Me and Boy Friend" (Claire- 
Monaco) is a snappy entry with the 
saxes and brasses standing up and 
out. 



BIG BAD BILL— Erneat Hare 
GOTTA GETTA QIRL— The Hap- 
piness Boys— Okeh No. 40243 

"Big Bad Bill" (Yellen-Ager) Is 
a comedy ditty which Hare solos. 
"Gotta Getta GIrr (Kahn-Jones) 
has Billy Jonea and Hare (The 
Happiness Ijoys) In duet formation 
harmonizing this novelty song. 



Eddie Lewio With Weil 
Eddie Lewis has taken' over the 
management of the Milton Well 
Music Co.'s New York oflSce, suc- 
ceeding Herman Schenck. Lewis Is 
a Chicago man. 

Well is in New Tork for a brief 
business visit, having come on to 
take in his business partner, Isham 
Jones' New York debut 



Dabney'a on the Coast 

Los Angeles, March t. 
Gene Dabney, who formerly had 
the orchestra at the Knickerbocker 
Grill Is taking over the Rose Room, 
a Los Angeles dance emporium, and 
will Install a 10-plece oroheatra, of 
which he will be the head. The 
opening' takes place March >. 



Howard Lanin on Disks 
Howard Lanin and hia Benjamin 
Franklin Hotel orchestra, Philadel- 
phia, makes its phonograph record- 
ing debut on the Columbia label 
next month. 



CABARETS 

Freddie Welsh as Manager 
Faeddie Welsh, former lightweight 
champion of the world, may assume 
the active .management of tho ' 
Fellies Inn on West 42nd street, ad- 
joining the New Amsterdam 
Theatre. -Welsh haa t«en unofltcial- 
ly presiding over tjie place. Henrr 
Tobias and hia orchestra remain as 
the feature dance attraction. 



AUx«9ullivan, metropolitan sports 
writer, is handling the publicity for 
Gallagher's Chummy Club. New 
Tork. A new floor show opened at 
the cafe Thursday. 



New talent at Barney Gallant's 
Greenwich Village cafe are Hmtt 
Bay of the "Music Box Bevuei,* 
dancer: Crane Sisters, vocal an! 
"uke" duo, and Eleanor Kern, 



Jos Heas and Agnes Genala, Chi* 
cago, dancing team, have been en* 
gaged for the new Ralnbo Revus^ 
that city, for four weeks. Follow- 
ing the Ralnbo engagement ihti ■ 
team la booked for a tour of tM 
leading cinenaa theatres. 



Emil Boreo opened Monday at tb* 
Orpheum, St. Louis, for a tour •( 
the Orpheum time. Boreo has besa 
at the Beaux Arts (cafe). New York, 
for several months and did the re- 
verse by ceslgning In favor of • 
little travel. 



Ned Lincoln, "the Zulu chief.* 
opena at the Wtgwam, New Yorlfe 
Friday. 



E. C. Miila is Home 
' E. C. Mills, executive chairman 
of the M. P. P. A., who haa been 
vacationing In Bermuda, returns to 
New Tork today (Wednesday). 



b.;-'.';; 



SILVER BELL 

BANJOS 

fi0w CotmUg—Jutt Out 

THE BACON BANJO CO, Ir^ 

GROTON, CONN 



Jtti 



f^ 



Is an inatantaneous success. Ho gives a diversified musical performanc*' 
ploaoing bot entirely originate singers and dancers, too they are a show in themaelvea." 



group of talented mu^ciani 



Mpert aymp'ionista 



E. MAX BRADFIELD 



their Jazx creations are not of«ly 
"Gilktspev in "The BiiHetln." 



AND 
HIS 



VERSATILE BAND 



t M ! 1 



NOW PLAYING LOEWS WARF^ELD, ^AM FRANCISCO-^WE'RE IN FOR Ai«UN 



Wedoeadax, M«r«^ 4« 1925 



CABARETS 



VARIETY 



POUCE ACTION 
JURTS LONDON 
aUBS 



I' Attendance Falling Off- 
$*, Fifty Taken in Raid 



London, Feb. 20. 

^ Tb« Home Secretary Is waging 

Wtu* against the nl^ht clubs with 

doubled vigor. This follows the 

: Action of the Bishop of London, 

■who headed a deputation to him 

begsinfiT 'of stricter measures of 

■uppresslon. All and every class 

•f Bight club, firom the highest to 

the lowest, are in danger and the 

police action is already apparent in 

' the falling oil of attendance in 

0ome places. 

. Many oX these club« are osten- 
sibly for professionals and stage 
, shows. Up to now they have en- 
, joyed a good deal of latitude, the 
police realising performers cannot 
/get refreshment at the hours open 
fto the general public. It has, how- 
iisver, became known that few gen- 
uine iirofesslonalB, especially la- 
dies, visit the haunts, while the 
people who do are of a very du-' 
bious character. The next places to 
^ attract attention will l>e the after- 
It! Boon dance clubs, which are said 
I' to be even more dangerous. 
I': Several clubs have been combed 
r lately and the biggest haul !n cul- 
\ji prlts the police have yet made was 
/ at a new affair, the Curslter Clnh. 
I Bere over fifty people were "run," 
t^.tnany of them being in fancy 
r dress. Contrary to the usual prac- 
pr tlce the police kept them in the 
^ cells over night. 

New Clubs 
Although things are slack in the 
theatrical world and the fllm world 
has ceased to be, as far as pro- 
■^ ductlon is concerned, three hew 
^ clubs have opened within the last 
^ few weeks. One, the Players, is 
''■- being run by Dick Llndsey, and its 
'^members Include the more solid 
V section of the deceased Kinema 
^ Club. The premises are those of 
'':• the old Tcrlck and everything is 
r bein^ dona to keep the place up 
' to a high standard. Food is ezcel- 
;* lent and there is good accommoda- 
^^ tion for cards and billiards. The 
|/ subscription Is $15. The second Is 
the Wardour, mainly for the busi- 
ness side of the Dim business. It 
Is being run by Chapin, one-time a 
r Springer manager. The third, and 
J youngest, is the Kine Green Room. 
' run by Harry LKjraine. This is on 
the lines of the swiftly closed 
Screen and St. Martina, but the 
management declares a strict ad- 
herence to the law where drinking 
and gambling is concerned. 

The Soko "dives" still flourish and 

appear to be protected, and the 

I* three new lubs point out the 

strangeness with regard to their 

"licensed" "hours. LIndsey, running 

■ on flrst-class lines, keeps the usual 

hours. The Wardour is open for 

* lunch and from 7 until 11, while 

thp Klne Green Room has its traf- 

■ lie from 3 o'clock until 11. 

A recognized standard time of 

opening and closing is likely to be 

one of the new moves of the Home 

- Offlc^ in its fight to get complete 

,jM>ntrol. 



BREACH OF PROMISE 

L<08 Angeles. March 3. 

Qleita Syfert. manager of Fred 
Solomon's dance hall, has brought 
suit for breach of promise against 
Solomon fQr |Z5.0OO. 

In the complaint she' alleges that 
Solomon proposed marriage to her 
eight years ago and that she aided 
him in making 4500,000 through 
operating the dance iiall and ranch 
for him. » 



CAFE MAN DESERTED 

Los Angeles. March 3. 

Superior Court Judge Guerin 
granted a divorce to Adolph ("Ed- 
die"') Branntatter from Rose Bran- 
statter on a charge of desertion. 

Branstfttter, owner of a number 
of cafes, testified that after living 
with his wife for seven years, she 
had gone east and refused to return 



'^toJiiau...^, 



L H Colored Chanffenr 



A colored chauffeur and pre- 
sumably driving an offlcial car 
is an agent of the Prohibition 
forces, either of New York or 
Washington. 

Recently this driver drove a 
party In evening dress to a 
night club In the iO's. An in- 
troduction for the party bad 
been arranged for over the 
phone from a restaurant of 
standing. 

Upon drinks being served to 
the party, one of the men 
stepped to the front door, called 
the chaufTeur, who entered the 
place and made the arrests. 

It was the first pinch for 
booze entered against this par- 
ticular club. 



CHORUS GIRLS DOUBLING 



Picking Up Extra Money in Night 
Cafes as Hostesses 



Choristers in current musicals are 
enhancing their weekly incomes by 
doubling as hostesses in speakeasies 
of the Times Square district and the 
better class night clubs of Green- 
wich VUlage. 

Since most of the downtown places 
do not take on life until 11:30. the 
arrangement is. Ideal for the show 
girls, iirho are receiving from $25 
to $35 weekly for merely supplying 
their pulchritude to the surround- 
ings and keeping the waiters on the 
hop when a live i>arty breezes in. 



Ejectment Proceedings 
Closes Motor Sq. Hotel 

Pittsburgh, March t. 

The Motor " Square hotel and 
cabaret "passed out" when pro- 
ceedings filed by the owners of the 
property against the leases of the 
hotel and executed by the sheriff, 
spelled' "finis" to this famous re- 
sort. 

Simultaneous with the closing of 
the cabaret came the announcement 
from Atlanta, Ga., that its owners 
were found guilty of violating the 
prohibition act and were sentenced 
to the Federal prison there to serve 
a year and a day each. 



^ HEW BUSINESS STUHT 

Chicago, March 3. 

A Pandemonlum^Farty is the lat- 
est stunt thought up for one of the 
Chicago de luxe dance halls. Inci- 
dentally the ads for the -^vent read 
like circus posters in the m.itter of 
alliteration. "Choas, Confusion and 
Comedy" is promised for the even- 
ing, which the ads also claim will 
be a furiously faveris*! fantasy of 
fun. 

This stunt Is but one of many be- 
ing used as busin^ss-gettln^.bait by 
the numerous one-s* ip joints here- 
abouts. A Curtiss Jteropl'ine was re- 
cently given away as a prij-.o. 



ERNIE YOUNG'S FLA. REVUE 

Chicago, March S. 

The Ernie Young revue that is 
to open at the Hollywood Country 
Club, Hollywood, Fla., March 4, de- 
parted from here Saturday under 
the management of Fredy Bachman. 

The revue is contracted for three 
weeks with an option and will in- 
clude the following cast. Carlson 
Sisters, Buddy Walker, Woodward 
and liforrlssey, Clarice Catlett, 
Pauline Anderson and a chorus of 
16. 



FESTIVAL AT ARCADIA 

A MardI Gra« and Fashion Ba.!! 
for the Masonic Review Paris Club 
Fund (a club to be founded by Ma- 
sons of the United States as head- 
quarters for all Americans traveling 
abroad) will be held April 6, 7 and 
8* at the Arcadia ballroom. New 
York. The Masonic Club of Paris 
will be dedicated July 4, 1925. 

Matthew Quay Giaser is director 
general of the Mardl Gras. Loney 
Haskell has consented to ofTlciate 
as mater of ceremonies. 



CROXTPIERS STRIKE 

Nice, Feb. 21. 

The novel sight of a strike of the 
money rakers around the gambling 
tables at the Municipal Casino and 
the Jeten Promenade was witnessed 
last week. The couplers quit ll)e 
tables demanding i higher rate of 
payment. 

The gambling conceaaion holders 
settled with the regular croupiers 
and he men a<* back in their chairs 



Supreme Court Decisions 
On Booze Questions 

Washington, March 3. 

The United States Supreme 
Court yesterday decided that the 
State, under the constitution, may 
enact laws making unlawful the 
possession of liquor acquired 
legally before the enactment of the 
Federal Prohibition Act. 

Another decision was to the ef- 
fect that Federal agents have a 
right to stop automobiles and search 
them without having a warrant. In 
this connection a decision by one 
of the local distri^Opourts Is to the 
effect that when ll^itfor is found in 
a borrowed or stolen machine the 
vehicle Cannot be confiscated. This 
decision may be of Importance If 
other courts hold it as a preced- 
ent. 

Another question that the Su- 
preme Court }s to shortly decide 
is the Government's right to 
restrict the number' of liquor 
prescriptions a physician may is-' 
sue. This I«l a test case brought(J>y 
Dr. Samuel Lambert of New York. 



CABARET REVIEWS 



. FROLIC . 

Chicago, Feb. 27. 

Eloquently dressed, with each 
succeeding nymber outshining the 
other for extravagance, the new 
tYollc reyue, opening Feb. 19, set a 
pace that would be hard to com- 
pete with from an entertaininp:. 
production . and costuming stand- 
point. Roy Mack is again credited 
with producing and staging this 
floor show. It is the ultimate In 
every respect and chuck full of solid 
entertainment, with several stupen- 
dous flash numbers being Inter- 
mingled In each of the four sections 
of the revue. 

Charlie Case, a holdover from the 
previous revue, is featured. Case 
is an eccentric Russian dancer but 
Is inclined to be a bit careless in 
lUa antics. The major portion of 
his routine is confined to fire-eating, 
which has a tendency to become 
overbearing and objectionable to 
the diners. This could easily be 
eliminated. He Is a capable dancer 
and clever enough to entertain with- 
out resorting to the flre-eatlng 
which does not fit in with a revue. 
Babe Kane and OUve O'Niel take 
care of the vocalising. The former 
is a demure miss who handles the 
Jazz type of numl>er adequately, 
while Miss O'Niel posseeses a sweet 
soprano which she uses effectlvelj-. 
Olive McClure, an Egyptian con- 
tortion dancer, scored one of the 
outstanding hits of the revue. June 
Douglas contributes singing and 
dancing. Is pleasing to the eye, 
possesses pep, youth and appear- 
ance. Don Quixano, a superb bari- 
tone. Is the class of the show. His 
voice Is sufllclently strong to regis- 
ter in this intimate cafe. YarotskI 
and Karina, Russian dancing team, 
handle the major part of the terp- 
slchorean numbers. 

The nine chpristers have been 
well drilled. The opening night 
Ruth Smith, heralded as one of the 
best choristers around here, directed 
the girl.s while working. 

The current revue Is entertaining 
and well staged. Aside from the 
show members, there are five table 
entertainers who keep the pot con- 
tinuously boiling. 



FRIARS INN 

Chicago, March 1. 

Mike Frltzel, Impresario of the 
Kri.'ir.s' Inn, one of the high spots of 
the night life of Chicago's loop, has 
a more than usually epeedy show 
with which to regale the before- 
theatre diners and the after-theatre 
supper iiatrons. 

His Knc-up (Of entertainers, too, 
Is an impressive one for cabaret. 
Id addition to a comely chorus, 
there nre eight principals of merit, 
the luminaries of the occasion be- 
ing .lack Irving and Sid Brdman as 
masters of ceremony; I>ew Jenkln<? 
as the Juvenile; Josephine Taylor, 
prima donna; Babe Payne, soubret: 
Georgia Howard, a violin specialty 
artist; Steven Savage, specialty 
dancer, and Edna Lindsey, Ingenue. 

Of these the work of Lew Jenkins, 
formerly of the Marigold. Josephine 
Taylor and Babe Payne stands out. 
perhaps, the most etriklngly, though 
all the performers are more or less 
of big time cabaret quality. Irving 
and Krdmnn as introducers and fun- 
makers are efficient and. what Is 
more, they are really funny. Miss 
Howard as a dancing vIoMnint doe^ 
some nstoni«hlng stunts and Sava?e 
Is a very fast hoofer. But It is Jen- 
kins, with his shelk-like aprcaranre 
and well-groomed tenor, and Miss 
Ta.vlor. with her excellent voice. 
':<ho key the show. 

The bill Is In five sections, run at 
Intervalu bf 20 to 26 miantes. *th\A 
fs better than, say, a three-section 
show with orte-hour latertnlsslons 
for the entre-acte dancers. 

There are a number of veiy good 
!«pe<"l!»liy number*, hidludlng a 



ORGANISTS 



(Continued from page 43) 

.Masnan, Alice. 604 W. IJTth St., N. T. C. 
.Martguld. Henry, JS7 W. 23d St., N Y. C 
.Mark*, ilernll M., IMT Boston Rd.. N.T.C. 
Marschai, i'aullne. 528 K TUlh St . N. V. C. 
Marten*. Jcnnl* W.. ISa I'srkalda Av* 
Oklyn. 

Maion, Ada Ford. 18S W. 5Rth St.. N.Y C. 
Mawi. Cha.1. F.. 32U Lincoln PI . Bklyn. 
Matihevvf, lira Lynn L,., 24 renomston 
St.. Newark, N. J. 

Mauro. np.iolt. S.'iOO ai)th Avr . Bklyn. 

Maui-o-Cotteu*. Uelchiure. 2104 G^ia St . 
Hklyn 

.McCunly Marsh. 331 W. 53Ui St.. N T.C. 

Mendelaobn, llannab, 1171 Bryant Ave 
N T. C. 

Meyer, Madelyne, 108 Halleck Ave., Bkl>n. 

.vliUer, Canie. 2i:o W. eUth St.. N. Y c. 

MiU'hel, Heione, Hutel Alsonquln, l-lth St . 
NYC. 

Mlttelmayer. I.oula C., SI Hayea 8t , Bald- 
win Harbor, L. I. 

Uoodragon. I>aul. 181 Dalhni Rd.. Ilklyn. 

Muriiby. Howard . A., W Clareniont At*., 

N. y .' 

Ner<Ihanr«. Geo. W., 803 Grand Ave.. Leonia, 

N J. 
Ntcholaa Uza, L4>ttlie, 143 B. 1Mb St . 

N. T C. 
-Vlelsen. Wni. T.. 101 Weld&n St , BUyn. 
«)li|.hanl, Ronald. 131 K. »Wth St.. N. Y. C. 
ONelll, Allren. 1162 W. Farm* Rd , N.Y.C. 
Owpna. F., 1J Virginia PI., Bklyn. 
Parker. Cbaa. N., 40aA Jefferson Av«.. 

Bklyr. 
Parker. Ulltan, 428 esth St , Bklyn. 
I-armrntler, C. A. /., 828 W. Slat St.. N 

T C 
Parmentler, Plrraln. 323 Jay .St., Bklyn. 
I'atof. Josei/bine Whitney, 44 Meyers Ave 

Woo<l«l<le. I. 1. 
Patten. Miss Eusenla. 331 W BTtta St.. 

N Y r. 
Paul. John. 248 Teala PI.. Olendale, L. I. 
Peikea. Uavld, 2228 Amsterdam Av*.. N 

V. C. 
Pelletler. Wilfred U., 2S7 W. 88th St 

NYC. 
Pfelffer. John C 10 N. Grove St., Valley 

.«lrca»>i. I.. I. 
PInkham. John K., 814 W. IS.nth St.. N Y.C 
Plnney. Bdwin M.. 3 Toledo St . Bllenburat 

L.. 1 
Porter. Enrlca !>., Port Washlnirton, L. 1 
Pownall. Victoria, 140 Clareroont Ave., N 

y. c. 

PreetOn FredPrlrk. 1048 Bersen St., Bklyn 
Priest. JoJjo O. M . 802 W. IttOth St., N.Y.C 
4'rofser. John. »31> 8tb Ave.. N. Y. C. 
Purvis, v; Gertrude, 412 E. IStKD St 

N Y. C. 
Ramabotiom Harold, SO Jamaica Ave . 

Flurtlnir. L. 1. 
Reddirk, Wm . ftOn Madlaon Ave.. N. T. C. 
Reiser, Violet, 1383 Prospect Ave.. N. T. C 
Reyl. Emlle. 108 Madlaon Ave.. PluslllDK. 

L. I. 
Richardson, Alexander D.. 818 Monroe St 

Bklyn 
nieder, H-roId I, . 88 Hamtltoa PI.. N. Y. C. 
Rissa I,eo B.. 67 CHIT Ave . Yonkera, N. T 
RIvea. Ada V., 86 W. 4ftth «.. N. Y C. 
Robinson. A. care Savoy Hotel, Lakswood 

N. J. 
Roessle. Henry, 4171 Ashland St.. Wood- 
haven. U. I. 
Rorera, Rllla Ernest. 417 W. IMtb 9t . 

N. Y. C. 
Ronfort, Gustave Wm., P. O. Bos tOl, 

Babylon. L. I 
Ruchowltz, A., 478 nerzel St., Bklyn. 
Rusa, Elmo. 144 W. 104th St., N. Y. C. 
Ryan. Genevieve M.. ,108 Masnolla Ave 

Jeraey Cliy, N. J. • 
.Sand. Frederick, 108 Roxbory Rd., Gardei 

City, L I. 
Saundera, Mary B., 834 Weat End Ave.. 

.N. Y C. 
Scammell, A. D., 18 Carman Ave., Lm- 

brook. L. I 
Scaturo, Camlllue J., 841 Hennr St.. Bklyn 
Hchmauk, Emanuel, 275 Marlborousb Rd 

Bklyn. 
Schneider. Pauline. 483 8lb St.. Bklyn . 
Scboll, Alvlna. RIalto I'heatre. RldceSeld 

Park. N. J. 
Schorr. Estelle. 1034 L.owelI St.. N. T. C. 
Scbrader. Henry F., 12 Chauncey St., As- 
toria. L.. I. 
Schwartx, Martin. 417 Brook Ave., Bronx. 

N. Y C. 
.Sett, O. Howard, 313 B. IBth Rt., N T. C 
Seller, Herbert C, 111 W. 78th St.. N. T .C 
Selhmann, Fred. J.. B'lx C21, Weatwood 

N. J. 
Slewert. Herman F . 215 W 28d St.. NYC 
Sliiiion. Herbert. 30<) W. 49th St.. N. Y. C. 
Skldmore. T. Alden. 416 W. 118th St.. N 

Y. C 
Smith, Fred. M , 317 W 42d Bt , N. Y. C. 
Smith, Harold O., 1 W. 84th St., N. T. C. 



"Hoola" number, a "Jewel" number, 
a "Parade" and a "Strut" number, 
while Savage runs wild in one en- 
titled "Tanglefoot." The latest 
song hits are worked In, but are 
not overdone. Jenkins, Miss Payne 
and the girls get the diners with 
their rendition of "When It's Honey- 
suckle Time." 

On the whole. Mr. Prltzel's revue 
Is thoroughly diverting. 



Smith. Mabel ST BIlMbetb Ave., Newark. 

."^nyiler. Daisy R.. 250 W. 7S(h St . N. T. C. 

.Suffer, Hubert. 188 E. I03<1 St.. N. T. C 

Sorenwn. Louim. lSi7 Pumam Ave., Plain- 
field. N. J . •» 

SpracklInK, Ntlsoa. 183 Columbia Halktrta. 
Uklyn 

Stantcn. K.lward. 4»3 Hudson Ave., Bklyn. 

.<tarnes, I'erry J., 24a» Uway, N. Y. C 

Sterner. laitbel B . 330 St. Nicholaa Ave., 
N V C. 

stelzel. Car!. Camesle Hall. N. T. C. 

Sterhens. Ward. 24 E. Slat St., N. Y. C. 

^ttilng. Edward H.. 204 W. »4th St.. 
.\ Y (' 

Suuhon. Fl.rence. 805 W. 112th St.. N.Y.C. 

Stevenson. Geo. H . 135 Rogera Ave.. Bklvn. 

Stirn. Chns. J., 24S Covert St., Bklyn. 

StoRol. Nuthan. 4.17 W. SDtb St. 

Kirtible. Minnie. 102 E 15th St . N. T. C. 

Strunk. Wm. Oliver. 142 B. 27fh St.. N.T.C 

''ty.r. Walter D . Sfil Stebbtns Ave., N.Y.Ci 

^U'lnow. laldor. 24 B »8th 8t . N. T. C 

Smarts. Walter J.. 210 Greene Ave.. Bklyn. 

Tar^rman. Fred. J.. Wee)tawkrn Poet Office. 
Wcthawl-en. N. J. "^ • 

Teplltzky. Murray. 1118 8ur< Ava., Coney 
Island. N. Y. • •* ' 

Th.m.ir Jennie G, 123 Weat 138th St.. 

N. Y. r. 
Thomas. Vlrtrlnla C, 833 eth Ave.. Aetoria, 

L. I. • 

Thorn. T.*wla. 7228 eth Ave,. Bklyn. 
Totis'irnant, 0«o,, 828 Andutran Ave , N.T,C. 
Travis. I.ucll'e M . 5«7 Cresi-ent St.. Bklyn. 
V*n rnmp. F,. 431 W. 47lh St., N, T, C. 
Wnrsabo, Beatrice A.. 143 W. SOIb St.. 

N T. C. 
Waters. Harold P-. 64S Lextngtoo Ay*., K. 

Y. r. 

Way, 14s W., 1S7 Ocean Are.. Bklyn. 

Weldtand, Albert R.. 828 ■. Hat St., 
Bklyn. 

We»termann. Aobray C. T.. T106 10th Ava., 
Bklyn 

White. Joaephtne 8.. T710 Caton Ave,, Bklya. 

Wild. Walter. 83 St. Marks Ava.. Bklys. 

Wlllever, Raymond A., II HtMnphrey PI., 

Jamaica. N, Y. 
Wll'lams, Helen U. 807 ■. 179tk St., N. 

Y. C. 
Williamson, Reclnsld, 148 B. 38tta St.. N. 

Y. C. 
Wlllousbby. Cheerful. 311 Cllatoa St., 

pklyn 

Wlnat<«. Albert 3032 82d St., Bklyn. 

Woo<l. Geo. R.. 018 Forest Ave., N. T. C 

W(K)dwar.l, Helen. 214 W. With St. 

Veamane, U. E.. 6(tt W. ISTth St., N. T. C. 

Younii, Grace Smith. 0738 Corona Ave., Co- 
rona. I. I. 

Youns, I aa belle, 460 Manhattan Ato.i 
N. Y. C. 

Zelner Edw J,, 168 Lenox Rd.. Bklyn. -t 

Zieir'er. M. Paul. Prantlce Ave.. St. Al- 
bans. I. I. 

Allaop, Robt, W.. Nyack. N. T. 

Berenisen, Robt., Eastman Theatre. Roch- 
ester. N. Y. 

Bock. Fred. T.. 1* Jsekaen 8t, New 
Rocbello, N. T. 

Cooper. J. v.. Bt S. 8th Ave.. Mt. Vernon, 
NY _ 

Holrten. Lawrence W., 148 W. LIdooId Ave., 
Ml. \V|p-.n. N. T. " 

Muller, Jos !>.. Tuckaboe, N. Y. 

N'apler. Edw., 17 CK-aan Ave.. HaralHoB 
Heaih, N. Y. 

Potar, Gabriel. Jeflersooville, N. T. 



RENDEZVOUS, CHI. 

Chicago, March 1. 

The Rendezvous cafe has aug- 
mented its entertainment by adding 
several worth-while names to their 
list. The new faces Include Flo 
lienrie and Lillian Bernard, BiUi« 
Gerber, Anita Uay and Margaret 
White. 

Lleberman and Itothchlld, the 
proprietors, have also added a touch 
of atmosphere to the platse by In- 
fltalllng bright red chairs. This com- 
bined with the colorful lighting sys- 
tem gives It an Intimate appearance. 

This is one of the few Chicago 
rafee that does not house a revue. 
The entertainment is offered in sin- 
gles and doubles employing standard 
cafe turns. Flo Henrle and Lillian 
Bernard top the program with a 
routine of pop numbers that are 
sure-flre for any audience. Mason 
and O'Malley, two-man combination, 
dispense comedy numbers to good 
results. Blllle Gerber clicks with 
her .jnale impereonations. Anita 
Gay adds a dash of terpslchore to 
the performance, with (Jeorge and 
Mae La Fevere contributing several 
specialty dShccK, Margaret White 
with her "uke" winds up a good 
evening's entertainment. Charley 
Straight and his orchestra furnish 
the music for the dancing and 
entertainment. 



IHCHieAQO 

Abel, L. Earl. Auditorium Theatre, Berwyn. 

Armalruns. L,..iaiae. 81^ B. It2d St. 

Asite. Elisabeth. 1731 Arthor Ava. 

Ilurgard. Jean. 1816 Orchard St 

Baurnet. Violet. 318S N Kedale Blvd. 

Hrlshum. .Ralpn. Sennet Theatre. 

Brown. Itlae. Kedsie Tbeaire, 

HernarchI Alice. 6728 W, Ohio 

Uugari Alien. 5428 Harpet Ave 

Uerkensisdt. Mrs 7700 Mkrahneld Ava. 

Uurllnsanic. Litta J.. Rooe Thcatra. 

Hrown U» Ut 4817 Hasel Ave. 

Bredwell, M. E., 1203 N SUte Bt. 

Berns, Edna VI17 N Kedale Ava. 

Baucrle. tMns M.. S708 N CIsrk St. 

Uaxter. Geo F , Aacker'a Frolic. 

lioyans, Frank E. V M. C. A Hotel, 

Csrney, Alt)ert. McVlrkers 

Fauver. Msuda 38.<e W 8nth St Los An 

ConnelU laabei. 6438 B. Waafaieoaw Ave. 

Campbell. Isaac. 708 8. Kendala Ava. 

Campbell. Theodore. PaclHc Ave., Theatre 

Ormak. Jerome H. 3217 W 88tb St. 

Charles. Milton. Tlvoli, 

Crawfurd Mrs. Jesse. Chlcaco Theatre. 

Crawfurd. Jesse, Chlcaco Theatre. 

Cryetol. Basil. I2.%3 8. MllUrd Ava. > 

Castle. Ida. 1S02 B. Albany. • 

Davis. A. J . Temple Theatre. 

Doyls. Leslie. 804 O. Uak Park Ave, 

Da Marra, Anlia, K'nwood Tlicalre. 

Evans. Msrgaret. 308 N Central Ave. 

Evana. Adulphus C, 3 W Walton PI. 

Kvana. Mark, HS6 N Dearborn St. 

Elssnscbenk. Edward. Mlchl(sn Th( 're 

Estees. fterl. Stale-Lake. ~ 
Klaven. Helen J... Ascher'e Cosmopolitan. 
Florlan, Charles C , 3356 Blue Island Ave- 
Fllcli, Edmund C. StraiTird Theatre. 
Klacher, V. J . Howard Theatre, 
Farr Roy J . 4123 W Monroe SL 
F(«sler, bean, Tlvoli Theatre, 
Franklin. Helen. Alraxar Theatre. 
Ohee, Virtlnla. 4453 Uaklnwald Blvd, 
Ullokman. MuriliiK-r. 3234 Douglaa Blvd. 
Olrard. Robert, 16.13 Prairie Ava. 
nish. B<-ltr, 1833 Juneway Ter. 
dray. Dolly. 1844 N. Drake Ave. 
Ouaurson. Sylvlo. 608 N. Flflh Ave., Hay- 
wood, in 
Oruner, Brna. 8831 Addison St. 
Goldkete, Georte, 1887 FosUr Ava 
Gllhreth Grace. 613 Welllnston Ave. 
Oarer*, Erma M., Aaekar'a OomosareUl. 
Gaaklna. Gertrude U.. Ascher'a Cata 
Gatow. Arthur, Cblesgo Tbeatra. 
Outow. DorlB S. SUSS Stony Island Ave. 
lUlnea. O. W.. 811 N. Ninth Ava.. May- 
wood. III. 
Howper. Fk>renea. 8tW W. 106th St. 
HIrsh. Uaiel. 8tato-L*ke. 
Hnnolt. .Nellie. 886 rietcher St 
Hoffmeeatn- ,Bth*l, 4668 Sheridan M. 
Howard. Ralph, Illinola Theatre, La 

Granse, HI. 
Hosier. Willmair* O., 1008 Davia St. 

Evaaaton. III. /-. 

Hllbett. Bather, 8843 Conaraaa St. iJ 

Hlllblom, Bma Auatio Manor Hotel. Aim- * 

tla. lit 
IIenn<-by. Billy, New Bvaniton Thaatra, 

Bvsnston. III. 
Ilelnae. Irma M., Aachar l.ane Court. 
Hmrvfy. Lewis P.. Alvla Theatre. 
Hofrmeyer. Clara A,. 4730 N Whipple SI. 
Hoffman. Virgil J,, Jaokaop F'ark Tbeatra 
llanaon. Ethwell Crystal Theatre 
Mallaniter laabe'. 6818 Harper Ave. 
Isaac. Merle J . 864 .N. Drake Ava. 
Kenn<'dy. Benka. Tlvoli. 
Kinksid Rnbt . 1129 Fnllertoo Ava. 
Karaon. Maria. 5744 8 Rlchinnnd Ava. 
Kaplan, Lillian L., 5458 Ingleside Ave. 
Kenneth Warrrn t'Ji^ I,angiey Ave. 
r..araon. Ambroae, 6248 Penaaoola Av<a. 
I^ohmtn, IXfUis. Riviera Theatre. 
I.swr<-nce .Nathan A 6088 tL Llneoln Bt. 
I.« Mnihe, John. 7223 9 Oraan St 
I-anwn, F R . 5007 Irving Pk. Blvd. 
Lees Csrolyo. 1836 N l^ Salle St, 
Lyocli. Florenoa. 77S8 Hasklns Ave, 
Mattaa. Irownle. Bard's. t.os Angelee 
Molllnar Graea B., Castle Theatre. 



(Continued on piige 61) 



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VARIETY 



O If T lyb O R S 



Wednesday. March 4, 1925 



BEATS RINGLINGS TO CAPITAL; 
COPPING COOUDGE PUBUOH 



101 Ranch Circus Plans 30(KMUe Jump to Washing- 
ton — Plays There Ahead of R. & B.-B. Shows to 
Get First Whack at PresidentUl VUit 



Chicago, March 4. 

101 Ranch clrcua will show Ws«h- 
tngrton, D. C, ahead of the Rlngr- 
ling-Bamum-Balley circus. The 
101 ia beating the big show In In 
order to grab publicity that will 
result when President CooUdge is 
iDTited to see the Indians. 

Last year the President attended 
a performance of the big show, had 
hia picture taken and gave the 
RingUng - Bamum - Bailey circus 
reams of unpurchasable national 
publicity. 

The 101 Ranch show hopes to 
achieve the same result by getting 
in ahead of the big show, as it is 
tmderstood that CooUdge can be 
Induced to visit one circus, but not 
two. The first show in Washington 
will cop the publicity, which ao 
doubt will fall to the 101 Ranch 
cow. 

Ia ordcrr to get to Washington 
•head of the oth«r outnt. the 101 
outfit la running across the west- 
em half of the country at the rate 
of SOO-mile hops. Only the bigger 
cities In the west will be touched, 
thua giving the stiow a flying start 
••Lnd enable it to be first in the 
«apitaL 

Frank Braden, director of the 101 
publicity, is given credit of worlc- 
Ing.out the Washington, D. C, ven- 
ture. 

101 Ranch has cancelled its St. 
Louia Auditorium da^a. No reason 
ia advanced for the canceilattoa, 
•xcept that the show seems in a 
tremendous hurry to get into east- 
em territory. 

The St. Louis date waa for one 



PAWNEEBItL 
AT WEMBLEY 



120 HORSES IN 
LIBERTY ACT 



den March 28 



'y-W 



The Rlngllng-Barnum-Balley cir- 
cus will open at Madison Square 
Garden March 28. There is to bo 
a full week of rehearsals at the 
Garden this year. Previously, much 
of the preparation by performers 
was carried out at the B^ldgepo ^ 
winter quarters. 

The wild animal displays featur- 
ing the opening of the Ringlik.g 
show for the past several years are 
entirely out. There will be a 120 
liberty horse act, the largest ever 
attempted on this side. An Ice 
ballet is listed as one of the nov- 
elties. 

Seven wire acts will ^e in action 
at the same time, comprJsing a dis- 
play. Another >.ill find the Colllno 
Family appearing at the same time 
as the Nelson Family. 



McCurren Wilk 101 



Chicago, Blarch S. 

Charles McCurren, one of the b«at 
known and oldest oircua advane* 
agents In the business, haa been 
engaged to go ahead of the 101 
Ranch Wild West and Far Bast this 
year. 

When asked la what position. 
Charlie Remarked: 'That I cannot 
say. but It will be somewhere In 
front. Maybe they will create a 
new title for me. there are so many 
now. namely. "Roughneck on the 
paste barreL" 

Committees Appointed by 
Showmen's League Club 

Chicago, March >. 
An enthuslastio meeting was held 
last Friday at the Showmen's 
League Club, the second general 
meeting of the new administration. 
R.-B.-B. Opening at Gar-. Jhe principal business of the ser.- 
__ _ ^^ Tslon waa the 



Col. 



LiUie Re-entering 
Show Business 



Detroit March 3. 

Col. Gordon W. Lillie (Pawnee 
Bill) win re-enter the show busi- 
ness following a retirement of 12 
years. 

CoL Llllle Is planning A wild west 
production to be staged at the 
Wembley Stadium in London next 
summer. The show expects to sail 
from New York April 16, perform- 
ances starting a month later at the 
stadium. 



Night Shows at State 
Fair May Be Approved 

Syracuse, March S. 

In Albany today (Wednesday) the 
New York State Fair Commission 
is expected to approve Commis- 
sioner Fred B. Parker's recom- 
mendation that night shows be 
continued at this year's fair. 

Night shows were re-Introduced 
Ust year after a lapse of several 
years. Inclement weather made the 
night shows a costly Innovation and 
was responsible for the fair's large 
deficit, which brought Lieut. Gov. 
Lowman's charges that the Fair 
Commission's finances were In "a 
mess." 



^ > PASIS CONCESSIONS 

Paris, Feb. 21. 
, The United States will not be olB- 
'cially represented at the forthcom- 
ing Sxposltlon of Decorative Arts, 
due to open the end of April here, 
but there will probably be^everal 
American shows in the amusement 
park attached. A company, holding 
the concession for side shows, has 
space to let, and applications can 
still be made at the Societe Parls- 
lenne d'Attractlons, Commission de 
I'Expositlon des Arts Decoratlfs, 
Grand Palais, Champs Eiysees. 
Paris. 

The American Chamber of Com- 
merce. »2 Rue Taltbout, Paris, Is 
also able to give information on the 
•ubject. 



Two More Free Films 
By Dep't of Agriculture 

Variety Bureau, 
Washington, March S. 

The Department of Agriculture Is 
turning Its Alms out in rapid suc- 
cession of late. The past week 
found two new ones. "Co-operative 
Marketing — Cotton" and "Hog 
Breeds and Hog Management," re- 
leased as well as a re-Issue which 
was an assembling of cut outs from 
numerous previous Alms Issued by 
the department. The re-issue is 
now called "Pan and Ceres in the 
Movies." 

The cotton picture reflects the 
co-operative activities of tbfi million 
cotton growers of the south and 
takes a bale of cotton right through 
from the gin until It is sold ana 
'delivered for manufacture to a mill. 
Scenes for this picture were madie 
In Tennessee. Texas, Georgia "hni 
North Carolina. It is a two-reeler. 

The bog fllm is a revised re- take 
of one Issued on the same subject 
some time ago, but which dis- 
tributed only in South America. It 
was prepared in connection with 
the Bureau of Animal Husbandry of 
the department. 

Offlclals of the department state 
that "Pan and Ceres in the Movies," 
a one reeler, disclqses, as notiiing 
else hay, the scope and diversity 
of the picture work cf the depart- 
ment It takes in animal husbandry 
and also delves lntv> the forestry 
and zoology domains. 

These Alms can be borrowed from 
the department. Application to 
the Department of Agriculture for 
Miscellaneous Circular 27 will givie 
the entire list of dims available, 
numbering close to 200 pictures. 



CALIF'S. SECOND STATE FAIR 

Riverside, Cal., March 2. 

For the purpose of stimulating 
the campaign to pass the Kline bill 
in the State Senate to give River- 
side the second ofTicIal state fair. 
30 representative business men of 
Riverside city and county held a 
conference. 

Senator Chester Kline pointed out 
the advantages of the bill to the 
southern part of the state, with 
Assemblyman A. C. Murray, of this 
district, pledginrr his support in the 
lower house of the legislature. 



GREAT WESTERN DATES 

Chicago, March 8. 

The Great Western Circuit of 
fair dates are as follows: Aurora, 
111., Aug. 24-29; Milwaukee, Aug. 31- 
Sept. 5; Hamline. Sept. 5-12; Kan- 
kakee, Sept. 14-18; Springfleld, Sept. 
19-26; Peoria, Sept. 28-Oct. S. 

W. H. LIndle/ of Springfleld i« 
president and W. H. Smollinger of 
Chicago secretary of the assoclajlon. 



appointment of com- 
mittees for the ensuing year by 
President Fred AL Barnes. 

Those appointed were the follow- 
ing: 

Finance Committaa — Baba Del- 
garian, chairman; M. H. Barnes, 

E. C. Talbott, Fred L. Clark, Jas. 
C. Simpson. Chaa. H. Duffleld. 

Ways and Means Committes — 
Walter F. Driver, chairman; Louis 
Leonard, H. O. Melville, Chas. Q. 
Kilpatriclc. Chaa. <X McCurren. 

Cemstsry Cammittss — Bd. ^ 
Hock, chairman; S. H. AnscheO. 
Louis Keller, A. H. Barkley, Wm. 
H. Donaldson. 

Amusement Csnunittee — Sam J. 
Levy, chairman; John Q. Robinson. 
Al. Lawson. W. J. Collins. F. P. 
Duffleld. Kmie Toung. 

Membership Committes — J. C. 
McCatfery, chairman; Milt M. Mor- 
ris, Johnny J. Jones, John T. , 
Wortham, Larry Boyd, J. Alex. 
Sloan, Fred Beelunan, Rubin Gru- 
berg, W. H. Rice, W. S. Cherry. C. 

F. JSckliart. John M. Sheesley. Feleci 
Bernardl. W. D. Cohn. Geo. L. 
Dobyns, H. Coddington. James 
CampbelL 

Relief Committes — H. Codding- 
ton. chairman; Baba Delgarlan. 
Mike Smith, U. Hoeckner, Sam 
Frankenstein, 

House Committes — Z- R. Fisher, 
chairman; Jos Rogers. Frank Perl- 
son, J. W. Harris, L. Welsberg. 

Press Committss — W. D. H4I- 
dreth, chairman; Dick Collins, Fred 
Holman, Beverley White, L M. 
Seitz. 

Attorney — L. A. Berezniacic 

Chaplain — Col. Fred J. Owena. 

8ergsant-at-Arms>-7H. J. A. Ernst. 

CustocHsn — Tom Rankine. 

Arrangements were made to hold 
a dance at the Sherman Hotel 
Wednesday evening, March 26. The 
Ladies' Auxiliary will hold their 
bunco and dance on Saturday. 
March 7. 

The election at the Showmen's 
League created another rumpus in 
the ranks. T^re were reported 
claims of funny business In stuffing 
the ballot box made by Walter 
Driver, defeated candidate for the 
board of governors. 

A recount was voted. Tally was 
made and the scors stood 30-30 be- 
tween Driver and Colonel Owens. 

Someone proposed a vote of the 
board of governors. This was taken 
and to show that there had been 
no real mistake, in spite of the fact 
that there had been a discrepancy, 
the board of governors voted 18 for 
Owen3 and 4 for Driver. 

So Owens sits at the supreme 
council and Driver Is definitely rele- 
gated to the ranks. 



INSIDE STUFF ON THE OUTSIDE : 



Ths W. A. ^ A. Muddls 



New Circus and 2 Rides 
In Foley & Burk's Shows 

Los Angsles. March 3. 

E. M. Foley, owner of Foley and 
Burk Carnival. Is adding a number 
of acts to a two-ring circus to be 
carried with his organization this 
season. There are to be 1ft acts used 
in the circus. It will be one of the 
special features of the carnival. 

The opening date has been set for 
April 11 at Fruitvale, Colo., winter 
quarters of the carnival. 

Two new rides are to be added 
this year. Otae Is the merry mix-up 
and another 4 new English ri<H 
which Bett Earle is arranging to 
send over in time for the early i>or- 
tlon of the season. 

Foley and Burk own and operate 
all the rides and amusements car- 
ried with their oarnlval, witlch will 
travel In 17 cars. '^ . j 



■ :l 
There is more Inside atuif to the muddle of the World Amusemsi.i 

Service Association In Chicago than could bs told in an entire page s( 

Variety. Not only bave there appeared to have been distinct diflterences 

of opinion between the three partners of the agency (Barnes. Simpson 

and Carruthers) on almost every matter, but two of the partners have 

t>een reported of lats talking about each otiiar on the outside. Each ot 

these two alleged that this talk waa belittling and Injuring their influ« 

enee with fair men. 

Right In bstwsea wbUu this baa been going on and the fair booking 
business beconalng more split up than In yearc before, strong competi- 
tion to the W. A 8. A. walked In. The Ethel Robinson agency, also the 
Wsstem Vaudeville Managers' Association's fair booking department, 
both In Chicago, havo been enterprising and aggressive. The Robinson 
agency especially has snjoyed an excellent standing In the outdoor 
fleld for several years, while the association's new fair department, but 
recently revived withm a year or so. has maJe an astonishing showing 
for such a short time. In the eaSt the Wlrth-Hamld outdoor agency 
has mads tremendous strides and enjoys a confldence to the extent that 
this agency has been i>enetrating the west, while the Blumenfeld con- 
nection with the Gus Sun offlces is the other outdoor booking contender. 
On the coast Charlis Nelson appears to grab what he wants whenever 
there Is a far western fair meeting. Only recently In the northwest at 
a fair meeting be walked away with all of the contracts for acts, 
amounting to over SIOC.OOO in salaries, making a clean sweep against 
all competitors. Mr. Nelson's offlce is in Los Angeles. 

Opening up ihe fair booking business as this must do, after the Barnes 
bunch thought they bad it locked up for life, and with other matters 
entering, it is not surprising that the three partners oi the W. A. S. A. 
are not working aa a unit. The W. A. S. A. has been^ hooked \:p in 
drawing accounts by the partners, besides expense accounts to an extent 
that made it neceasary ttiat the agency go at top speed all of the time 
to take up the overhead. This may have been another factor in the 
break. It haa been reported that t^ie annual salary list for the executives 
alone of the ^. A. 8. A. ran to MO.OOO, while Fred Barnes' yearly ex- 
pense account is said to have been over I2S.0OO. 

The W. A. S. A. Is a combination of fair booking Interests. Carruthers 
came in with Barnes through Ckmitberb fair support for bookings, 
while Simpson left the Springfleld. Mass.. fair to ente: the agency 
through his strength In Outdoor circles. Barnes haa been an outdoor 
booking man for years. Barnes' methods often have been crltlclz-'d. 
but he produced and gavr; such results his sWay In the fair business had 
to be" aclcnowledged. Although it( may have been that tne very methr ds 
of Barnes as practised for years could be traced in a way to the pres nt 
W A. 8. A. tangle, for fair men through the publicity given to fair 
booking tactics by Variety of late have been sdaaewhat shy of their 
former familiarity with the W. A. S. A. crowd. 



Deductions of Tom Johnson's intense desire to remain with and prob- 
ably at the bead of the Showmen's Legislative Committee bring up aa 
odd tangle as the cause. It is an angle that concerns Tom Johnson 
mostly and could sxplain in one way why Johnson so persistently hangs 
on. The angle, however, is a hopeless one, and Johnson should recog- 
nise it as sQch, if that ia the actual, reason. 



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Fog Horn Clancy in Parson 

When Paramount'3 "North of SO" played Houston recently, the Main 
Street theatre engaged "Fog Horn" Clancy and aon. Pat, four-year- 
old cowboy, to make peisonal appearances. When Irvin Willat went to 
Houston and made the picture, Clancy asMsted the direction of the cattle- 
men's rodeo, while the son was used In the pictursw 

Clancy some years ago was otncial announcer at the county fafr la 
CiaremorOk Okla., Clancy's voice won him fame when bs directed thou- 
sanda to leave the grand stand at tbs Reglna (Canada) ejOKMltion wfaea 
it burned aome years ago. 

It was former President Taft who bestowed upon Clancy the sobriquet 
of "Fog Horn." the latter's voice at a Taft meeting causing Taft to refer 
to Clancy's vocal ability to reach ths extreme edges ot ths crowds.- 



Buchsnsn's 101 Rsneh Prediction 

A letter from Fred Buchanan, owner ot the Bobbins Circus, to Joe O. 
Miller (Miller Brothers), disapproves any rumor he Is behind the move- 
ment ot independent circuses to combine against and designate tha 
Miller Brothera' 101 Ranch wild west aa "opposition." 

Mr. Buchanan takes exception to Vaflety's statement that he was tha 
"leading spirit" In the move and advancea his good wishes along witli 
the opinion that the Miller show will be a success and will especially 
enjoy a "clean sweep" in the eastern territory. 



Salary for Prssidsnt Mslvillst 

Should Tom Johnson not be able to locate sufficient lucre sa counsd 
for the Showmen's Legislative Committes, t> draw down his salary* 
present, future or past, where wlU Harry Melville eater for substan- 
tial return as prpsldei.tT With no money in sight for the B. L. C. treasury* 
it looks somewhat dubious for Mr. Melville. At least Johnson believes hs 
haa a claim he may collect at some distant time if tha collecting shonU 
be good. 

Besides which Mr. Melville seemingly appointed James F. Murpfay aS 
general manager of the Nat Reiss (Melville's) shows in anticipation that 
his (Melville) duties as president of the showmen's organization might 
keep him in Chicag-) all summer. That came through a lack of fore- 
sight for which Mr .Melville could not be blamed. Hs did not then know 
the S. L. C. would •T)low up" with Its Chicago meeting last monUi. Soma 
profess to ses in the entire matter astute advice offersd by Tom John- 
son thrbtigh which Tdm Johnson might benefit, despite what could atf. 
did happen to Melville -j 



Buchanan's Radio Theatre 

Col. Fred Buchanan, owner of the Robbina Brothers' Circus and a 100- 
acre farm south of Granger, la, has established a "radio theatre" on bis 
grounds. He has something like 100 men working on the farm, getting his 
show ready for the season, and thought they should have some, form of 
entertainment, so he built the theatre and established radio in it 

It will only seat about half of the employes at a time, thus two con* 
certs are frequently given in the evening. 



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Exception ts Indoor Ruts 

The Joe Bren Production Company of Chicago are doing good busi- 
ness with their several indoor promotions and seem to t>e an exception 
to this winter's ruV). 

Ths majority ot ths Bret productions have been successful and those 
running now giva every promise of financial returns. Most of the liren 
circuses have been under Masonic auspices. 



Big 4 Fair Revival 
Pocahontas, la., March 3. 
The revival of the /^Blg Four" 
fair, held for many yeai^s at Fonda^ 
will be of great Interest to the four 
counties Interested. 



Ethel Robinson's Proposals 

Ethel Robinson, who is again taking an active part in booking the 
attractions supplied by her agency, has received no less than three pro- 
posals of marriage this year on he^ various Journeys to fair meetings. 

"I might have accepted," said Miss Robinson." but one was so old be 
needed a trained nurse and the other two were useless." 



VAVe4nc»dayr March 4^ 1925 



OUTDOORS 



VARIETY 



.47 



FRED BARNES REPORTED OUT OF W.A.S.A; 
PRES. SIMPSON DENIES-BARNESCONHRMS 



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H- <.'tA 



^red a|i4 Mike Battles Mi^^ Organize Another Fak-INo ActiOD OB Albany 
Booking Agency or Frecl Associating with An- 
other Agency — Barnes' Relations Inharmonious 
with Partners, Including Caruthers 



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6i)ltago, March 3. 
Fred Uamcs' ovin statenient, 
< freely meintloned id everyone he 

• meets, la that he W* restgn^tj from 
-the World Ampsement Serylge As- 

• sociatlon. Pi'esWent Simpson,' of 
the W. A. S. A.', denies Barnes has 
retired, but a^ds if it be true, he 
knows nothing qf it. Ed P. Car- 
uthers, the remaining partner in 
the large fair booking agency, has 
not publicly cominltted hin\eelf.* 

A report aiso baid to have been 
circulated by Fred Barnes is . that 
he and his brother, Mike Barnes, 
' may organize a fair booking agency 
' of their own, or that Ffed may be- 
come associated with another large 
booking 'agency. '. 

Various siimilsea are heard con- 
" cerning the cause of Barijes' resig- 
nation. Fred Barnes has been looked 
'Upon as the backbone of the World 
Service. Tha\ agency is admitted- 
ly the strongest in the field with the 
. fair secretaries. The principal sur- 
-mlse Is that the World Service has 
■been losing Aome of its business. 
B«rn«a' Exp«nt^ Accounts - 
One of 4hese differences Is said 
.to be the matter of Fred Barnes' 
expense accounts. Barnes Is a lib- 
eral spender for business purposes, 
believing liberality Is a necessary 
end of the fair' booking busings. 
Criticism of his business expenses 
by his partners or one of them is re- 
ported having been resented by 
Barnes. 

Another action said to have an- 
gered Barnes Is when his brother, 
Mike, 111 for some time at Albu^uer- 
<iue. N. M., after having become 'ftl 
While giving his strenuouq attention 
■" to the World Service business, 

• Was threatened' 'With 'removal from 
the W. A. S. A. ipayrOU pending his 

- recovery. <fA top of the other Irri- 
tating matters, Bacrnes"' pride wa« 
injured, it is claimed, when Harold 
Donovan, one of his hand-picked 
men for the assookitlon'* New York 
' office, waa *fetif«d without Barn«» 
having been consulted. 

Th6 direct contact in the W. A. 
8. A. is believed to have been be- 
tween Caruthflrs and Barnes. It is 
reported that Barnes "hollered mnr- 
der" when he found Caruthers had 
entered into a contract at the West- 
ern Canadian-fair meeting to deliver 
. a program of a<;t« for the Canadian 
fairs at |3,850 groae> with the acts 
Involved actually costing the W. A. 
8. A. $3,425 in salaries. Bacaea al- 
. leged that the margin of profit, be- 
aides transportation and other ex- 
penses to be charged up against it 
would leave a large deficit on that 
tooking alone for the World Service. 
What Caruthers' version is has not 
, been made puljlic. 
i^/V/ ...v. No'(9«UB»,,»'» Futur* ...■' ,.,.-■ 
''!^^^ No gauge «an be hkd at present 
,"' >»pon Barnes leavlcg the W. A. B. A. 
v The announcement will be a com- 
■ t,>plete surprise;, to the outdoor show 
world. 

Whether the- present split will be 

bridged over. la also unknown. It 

< is. hO!wever, authentically storied in 

2 the xioop that J^arnes has been in 

negotiation- wiith other interests 

.lobking toward a connection in the 

•vent that a new Barnes agency 

t? may not be attempted at this time. 



Managing 15 Fairs 

Valdosta, Ga., March 3. 
The Wlregr^ss Exposition to 
be held at Valdosta, Oa., NoVi 
17-21, will' be under the per- 
sonal management of- Thomas 
P. Llttlejohn," who haa the 
management of IS county fairs. 



CMNGESHOW 
HEAVY DRAW 



$20,000 IN PURSES 

Central, III., Race Meats Setr— 
Princeton Withdrawa from Ass'n 



20,000 to 58,000 Daily at 
San Bernardino ;, 



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Variety, In December laat. pub- 
lished several stories regarding fair 
bookings by agencies, with the sto- 
ries principally dealing with the 
business transactions with fairs of 
the World Amusement Service Aa- 
Bociatlon. 

Included In the stories were two 
lists of acts furnished by the W. A- 
S. A., and the prices paid by the 
agency to the acts, contracted with 
the approprlatloiTS by fairs for en- 
tertainments, and how much the W. 
A. 8. A. received for its fair pro- 
grams. These lists and figures 
caused a sensation among fair peo- 
ple and outdoor booking men. 

Variety wan. recently requested to 
delegate a staff man to speak at 
one larga annual .fair conventioo in 
the east on tha subject and its ato; 
rlcs, but declined as against the pa-r 
Per's Dollov. 



San Bernardino, Cal., March 3. 
All attendance records of the past 
were broken by the 15tn National 
Orange Show held here from Feb- 
19 to March 1 whfn the box office 
tickers showed crowds that ranged 
from 20,000 to S8,000 people per 
day. There were three million of 
the choicest oranges grown In this 
section of California on view in the 
various booths and displays. 

In entertainment there was little 
thought given by the committee iti 
charge. Outside of the shows 
presented by the Abner Kline 
Carnival, a "gilly" outfit, there was 
practically no provision mad^ . tp- 
entertaln the visitors. As for mualp 
there was little also except thut 
supplied by Glen Oswald's Victor 
orchestra during a fofir days' en- 
gagement. 

The orange show was-ope'hcd with 
much ceremony. Qovernbr TVlcnfl 
W. Richardson presided in person 
at the dedication festivities. 

The new building, virtually twb 
blocks in lengt^ held within Ita. 
walls abaaatiful display of citruis 
products. The decorative scheme 
wfts done in a lavieh Venefiah 
theme with gold panels of blue ana 
gold satin' predominating eves' 
bazar streamers in pastel hues. 
Lights were half hidden behind the 
satin drapes. 

First prize in the sweepstalcee 
feature exhibit class was carried 
off by J^resno County with its 
"Tower of Jewels." This was thfe 
largest and most elaborate of any 
6f the displays. It reached alhioat 
to the roof and was built entirely 
of citrus products which blended 
In color with the decorations. The 
tower stood in the center of a 
Japanese garden with fountains and 
pools. 

Second prize was captured by 
San Diego County with ita "Foun- 
tain of Gold" and Los Angelep 
County with an exhibit depicting 
"The Palace of Golden Fruit.'.' A 
special^ prize waa awarded to the 
Lindi^ay Farm Bureau. 



Albany, N. T., March ». 

No action waa taken on the bill 
designed ta> abolish the State Fair 
Commission with the Department of 
Farms and Marketa aupervlslon 
over the State fair at Syracuse 
when the State legislature recon- 
vened laat night. 

Senator John Knight, Republican 
floor leader in the tipper bouse, -who 
waa temporary -president of the 
Senate, did not move the blU on the 
third reading calendar. Acoording 
to an explanation advanced by Re- 
publicans, there were not enough 
votes in the Senate to insure its 
passage. < 

Assemblyman Edmund B. Jenke, 
Republican, of Broome county. In- 
troducer of the Sunday "blue law" 
bin. admits that he considers tho 
measure a "joke." The Rev. John 
Ferguson, of the Lord's Day Alli- 
ance, induced Assemblyman Jenk» 
to sponsor the bill a hearing oh 
'Which will be conducted today. Sun- 
day shbwd for whloh admissions' 
are charged altd also tporting 
events are prohlbtted under the pro- 
visions of the Wll '.-• 



Galva. 111., March 3. 

Purses an)ouDtlng to approx- 
imately 120.000 will be offered in 
the fall race meets of the Central 
Illinois Trotting and Pacing As- 
sociation this year. This amount 
was decided upon at the meeting of 
the association at Galva, to ar- 
range purses and classes. 

On account of a conflict in dates 
by Kewanee and Princeton, the 
latter city has decided to drop out 
of the association for this year, 
leaving six towns with the follow- 
ing dates: Wyoming, Aug. 18-21; 
Knoxville, Aug. 25-28; Kewanee, 
Sept. 1-4; Aledo, Sept. 8-12; Cam- 
bridge, Sept. *1S-18: Joalln, Sept. 
23-26. , . 

President* Boltenstern, of Cam- 
bridge, presided at the session. E. 
J. Curtin, secretary of the Harneas 
Horse Association, presented the 
rules of the association, which were 
adopted. 



2 STATE FAIRS 
ARE LOST BY 

W. A. S. A. 



Ind. and Ky. Walk Out 
on Chicago Agency — 
Variety" Blamed 



"1 



COMPETITION IS 
VERY BRISK 



Early Openings for' 
Jersey Amusement Parks 

Two New. Jersey parka will open 
at the same time this year, Schenck 
Brothers' Palisades Park and Co- 
lumbia Park (Bergen county) start- 
ing April 26. 

Both parks are again expected to 
offer vaudeville chows. In other 
years the Columbia Park always 
opened the first week in May. 



$100,000 FOR FAIRS 



LansiQB« Mich.. March S. 

One hundred thousand dollars 
would be given to the state agri- 
cultural department each year lor 
the next two years for distribution 
among county fairs of the atate for 
premiums under a bill just pre- 
sented in the House of Representa- 
tives here by Representative D^nhls 
G. Clancy of Hillsdale, Mich. Under 
the old law, $76,00.. is available for 
county fair premitmis Out of this 
comes about $2,600 required for 
clerical and executive work in con- 
nection with Ita distribution. 

Besides Increasing the appropria- 
tion $26,000 each year, the new bill 
reduces the amount to be expended 
in ita ' distribution, fixing a $500 
limit. , ,, „,;:• , 

• T! ,. '■ 

New Fireworks Comtuiny 
I^ds Big Contract 

;•. • V Yf ;•; Chcago, ttarch 3. , 
The Potta Fireworks Co., of 
Franklin Park. 111., through A. D. 
Alllger, general manager, advise 
of the following big fireworks con- 
tracts entered Into: Shriners at 
Indianapolis, .biggest display ever 
given in the city, entitled "The De- 
struction of Mecca." at Broad Rip- 
ple Park. Aug. 24-29; American Le- 
gion at Fort Wayne, Ind. (Post No. 
47), Will produce "Pioneer Days" 
Aug. $'8, for six nights. 

Falra that have awltched their al- 
legiance to the new display firm 
this week are Fairbury, Neb., and 
HuntingburCt Ind. 



Agencies and Concerm 
- After Small Fair 



Chicago. March 3. 

To show how keen competition 
la for county fair business at the 
meeting of the Janasville, Wis., fair, 
a comparatively aniall fair aa they 
are rated "in Wisconsin, although a 
very good one, there w€re no less 
than three of the largest booking 
offices — the World Amusement As- 
sociation. Western Vaudeville Man- 
agers' Association, and Ethel Rob- 
inson — represented, and no less than 
eight fireworks concerns, including 
the Pottp Firework^ Display Com- 
r>any, Gordon Fireworks, Thearle- 
Duffield and flvd smaller concerns, 
after the contract. 

The World Amusement and West' 
em Vaudeville repreaentatlves split 
the acts, and the fireworks talceh 
under advisement, none of the eight 
knowing yet who got them. 

The entire contract for the latter 
Will, hot groaa $1,000. 



Chicago, March 3. 

As one of the straws that show 
which way the wind la blowing and 
what is happening incidentally to 
the salesmen of the World An^use- 
ment Association happened at the 
Indiana State and Kentucky State 
Fair meetings at Indianapolis and 
Louisville, respectively, a short 
time ago. 

The'W. A. S. A. haa coutroUcd 
these fairs in the past for a long 
time. At Louisville thia year B. F. 
Carruthers, who represented the 
Arm, got the aurpriae of his life. 
The fair people woiild not even 
allow him to show hia wares, while 
at Indianapolis he waa given six 
minutes to preaent hia acta. 

The Eastern Fair Aaaooiatlons, 
some of which have been loyal ad- 
herents to the W. A. 8. A., and one 
large fair In particular where the 
president of the W. A. S. A. was, 
and still la an ofliclal, have fallen 
away and placed their contracta 
elsewhere this year, ualng the pub- 
lished reports in Variety laat De<* 
cember aa k guide to buy their 
programs. 

These statistics prove conclusive- 
ly that a large number of fair aec- 
retariea are aitting up and taking 
netice, and a lot of fair directora 
are no longer allowing the W. A. 
S. A. to pull the wool over tbeir 
eyes in the matter of selling them 
acts at extortionate prices, or mak- 
ing BubatltuliOBa aa they see lit. 



ARCHIE CLAHK'S TERHITOBY 

Los Angeles, March 3. 

Archie Clark, owner of the Clark's 
Greater BhoVs, a four-car Cartflval, 
came here for a few days Trom wnl- 
ter quarters In Phoenix, Arit. 

Clark states he win open ' hU 
season week March 14 at Phoenix, 
under the auspices of the Modern 
Woddmen with several new shows 
and rides added since last season. 

Clark states that bis carnival will 
only cover- the territory in the 
aoutbweirt and Calllorniji this sea. 
son. 



New President Elected 
Of So. La. Fair Ass'n 

Columbus, Miss., March 3. 

At a well attended meeting of 
the new board of directors of the 
South ^uiaiana Fair Association 
held in DonaldsonVille recently, of- 
ficers were elected to serve for the 
ensuing year aa folUws: George 
Long, New Orleans," president; L. 
L. LeBlanc, PalncourtvlUe, vice- 
president; Alex Bloomenstlel, Don- 
aldsonvllle, treasurer, and R. S. 
Vickcrs, Donaldsonvllle, secretary- 
manager. 

The new president, who is also 
president of the Consumers Biscuit 
Company of New Orleans, now has 
under advilement the appointment 
of his executive committee, which 
will assume active direction of 
operations during the current fair 
year., The 18th annual exhibition 
will be held in Donaldsonville Oct. 
4-n, . 



JONES' TWO RIDES 

. , Orlando, Fla., March 8. 

Total attendance at the Orlando 
Sub-Tropical Minw Inter Fair went 
over the 100,000 mark during the 
flVe days this year, with Tuesday 
a total blank on account of rain all 
day and night. "The History of 
Florida," a pageant put on by Col. 
C. E. Howard, secretary-manager 
of the fair, was the big feature. All 
participants were local amateurs. 

Johnny J, Jones had the midway 
attractions as usual. The shows 
and rides did remarkable business. 
From Orlando a 20-car show will 
continue to play fairs in Florida, 
until the big organization starts 
north in April. 

Jopes, together with Robert 
Bigsby, Louis Corbell, William 
Sturgls and other executives will 
remain at winter quartera with 
some 100 workmen, constructing new 
attractions and arranging for the 
assembling of two new riding de- 
vices which will be taken over at 
Jacksonville the latter part of April 
when the show Is en route north. 



FIREWORKS PAGEANT 

Alpena, Mich., March 3. 

Alpena Home Coming Assoolatian 
stages an immcnso pageant July 
e-lO, depleting the histoflcal facts 
of Alpena trom th^ early Indian 
period \o present clvili^Sation. 

The Gordon Fireworks Company, 
Chicago, Will atage the entire 
affair with nlcht fireworks. 



Midget's Baby Son 

Syracuse, N. Y., March 8. 

Princess Nellie Groves, carnival 
midget with the Otis L. Smith 
shows, now wintering here, gave 
birth to a 6-pound 7-ounce boy at 
Crouse-Irving Hospital. The young- 
ster has been named Otis L. Groves 
after the carnival owner. 

The father, Charles Groves, 
stands 8 feet 2 Inches. He is a 
tumbler and bareback rider. 

This is the Groves' second child. 
Their first baby, Ruth, waa born 
Feb. 3, 1924, at Wllkea-Barre and 
is already aa tall aa the mother. 



Michigan Wants to Tax 
Peddters an^ Hawkers 

Lansing, Mich., March 3. 

Transient peddlera following cir- 
cuaea and "working" camlvala and 
faira .would be required to pay a 
license to operate anywhere In 
Michigan under the provisions of a 
bill Introduced in the Michigan 
legislature ip aession here. 

The bill waa firat given the Sen- 
ate, preaented by Senator Frank S. 
Cummlngs, of Centrevllle. Mich., 
The Michigan Dry Goods Associa- 
tion and other such organizations 
wrote the bill. Though aimed prim- 
arily at hawkera aelllng general 
merchandise over given routes, the 
bill also includes those who aet up 
places of business near carnivals 
and fairs and those who operate 
at either circuaea or carnlvala. 

A licenae fee of $26 la propoaeid 
for transient peddlera In the atate. 
Sollcltora and hawkers would be 
required to pay a $9 fee for their 
permit to do business. Identification 
requlrementa in applications are 
strict under the proposed measure. 
Finger prints would form a part of 
the record of each application filed. 



AFTER MIDWAY SHOWS 

Ogdcnsburg, N. Y., March 3. 

The Ogdcnsburg fair may close 
this weckr with either the ar<>ater 
American shows or the Travers 
Mhows to provide the midwny for 
the 1925 exposition. 

The Ogdcnsburg fair will be 
staged either the first or second 
weolt of Scptpmlicr inHtrnd of ml«l- 
Aua-<st. 



Murphy's Comedians ■'.>■ 
Headed for More Strife 

Los Angeles, March 3. 

Murphy's Comediana, a repertoire 
)|tock company, which haa been 
playing at the Savoy, San Diego. 
Cal., for the past eight months, will 
conclude their atay there April 6, 
and return to Casa Vergugo, outside 
of Olendale, where they will begin 
an open-air season to lost over the 
summer. 

The Murphy outfit occupied the 
lot for six months last year until the 
County Commissioners refused to 
lengthen their license unless they 
built a permanent structure. It ia 
said that the property owned by the 
company has a concrete wall around 
it, and that the officials will be told 
It Is a permanent structure, even 
though a tent Is used upun It. 

Last year while this conijMiny 
played in Glendale and at Casa Ver- 
dugo It practioally ruined the bus- 
Ircfls of the picture house.-? In that 
community, and the latter took 
means to get them out. The Mur- 
phy troupe charges an admission of 
35 cents for a three-hour show, 
while the picture houses get 40 and 

50 rents. 

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"T'T'T*'-''^^/' 



VARIETY 



OUTDOORS 



'»Y"^'' 




Wednesday, March 4, 1925 



Variety Bureau, 
Waahinston. March S. 

Requeats for American made 
articles reached the Department of 
Commerce, for the cumsnt week, 
from S3 dlfTerent forelgm countries. 
The trade opportunities are widely 
varied and offer many openings fpr 
new business. 

From Paraguay comes a request 
for 350 chairs for a study hall while 
Bwltxerland a«iks for high-grade 
radio seta. Toy balloons ara 
wanted in Germany with fiber 
trunks also listed In that country's 
opportunities. 

In addressing an inquiry, the de- 
partment suggests that for prompt 
action it b« forwarded to its near- 
est branch office, a list of which 
waa raceotly published In Variety. 
It is alao necessary to give the 
nam* of the country, the articles 
and the code number following. 

Among the purchasers for the 
currant week are the following: 

Canada, automobile accessories 
(1402S); Egypt, box calf, patent 



kida and aides (1S989): Ger- 
many, automobiles and accessories 
(14030), rubber bailoona and other 
rubber novelties (14012); India, 
rubtwr heels (130IN)): Iraq, auto- 
mobile tires, automobiles and ac- 
cessories, bicycles and accessories. 
motorcycles and accessories (all 
14027): Paraguay. 2S0 chairs for 
study hall (14021); Poland, flrearma 
and accessories (14028); South 
Africa, advertising signs (14023); 
Switsertatad, high-grade Eadlo sets 
and parta (14«M>; Uruguay, 
Itnocksd-down motor boats (14020). 
SsUina Aa«nta 

Those desiring t^ act as selling 
agents only include the following: 

Australia, perfumerji, toilet pre- 
parations an<: articles (all '14001): 
Denmark, boots and shoes for men. 
rubber shoes (both 1M02); Egypt, 
silk and artiflcial aiJk hosiery 
(13996), watches (14030), silverware, 
such as toilet sets (14024); Englard, 
high grade radio sets and part^ 
(14011); France, cheap package 
cigarettes (139M). 



Mr. and Mrs. Smuckler 
"■ Runnitig Ga. State Fair 

Savannah, Ga, March 3. 

Barney Smuckler has been ap- 
pointed as general manager of the 
Georgia State Fair held at Savan- 
nah. Mrs. Smuckler Is his assist- 
ant. Mrs. Smuckler has ^een man- 
ager of a large amusement park in 
Meridian, Miss. 

Mr. and Mrs. Smuckler assume 
their new duties March IS. 



DECATDK, ILL, DATES 

Decatur. IIL. March 3. 
The Decatur Independent Chau- 
tanqua htui set July S-13 as dates 
for the 1025 ooursto and re-eleet«a 
W. A. Brown, president, with C. J. 
Stewart, vice-president; J. O. TesI- 
keld, sseretary, and Owen Scott, 
treasurer. J. Oscar Hall, secretary 
to James L. Ix>ar, head of the L<oar 
oircult. was conferring with officers 
upon tbs talent. S. Parke Cadman 
and Thavia's band are assured 
booklnga 



OUTDOOR tTEMS 



Mrs. i)an Odom.' wife of Dan 
Odonrf, manager of the Hagenbeck- 
Wallace circus, and Julia Rogers, 
prima donna of the same organisa- 
tio , are in Chi ago for a two week's 
stay b*fore their show makes ready 
for Its opening. 



The old circus lot at Beaver and 
Exchange streets. Akron, O., is no 
more. The plot will be sold. 

A new lot Just west of the Beaver 
and Exchange streets site has been 
secured. 



lEW CntCUB UXR 

A new "society plrcus" organisa- 
tion has been formed by Robert M. 
Chambers. Harry Bentum, John W. 
Berry, general director; Harry A. 
Bmerson, general representative, and 
Charles A. Liewla. assistant general 
representative. 

Its first circus is scheduled for 
Adslphla Academy S4th and Market 
strssta' starting ICarch 3. 

Jade A. DriscoII is looking after 
the New York bookings. 



One of the largest grandstands 
in Eastern Ohio ia to be erected at 
the fair grounds at Canflelu by the 
BCaboning County Agricultural /6o- 
ciety- / 

Work is to be started Immediate- 
ly and should t>e completed before 
July 4. It will harve an automobile 
display hall beneath. 



Sttmmer Ice Rink 



Augusta, Ms., Mareb t. 
Atigusta la planning an Ice 
skating rink in Market square 
for the Fourth of July anonal 
celsliration. 



NEW 5-TRACK CIRCUIT 



Titled Great Eastern Circuit — First 
Msst at Hartford, Conn. 



SprlngfleM. Mass., March t. 

Thers will bs a lli^t harness 
n»seting at Hartford. Conn., this 
season. This was decided at a 
ifleetlnv hers last week when a 
flrs-traek circuit was formed. It 
will be known as the Great Eastern 
Circuit. 

Other members of the circuit are 
Rsadvills, Mass.; Norwich. Coan.; 
Springfield. Mass., and Brockton, 
Mass. The 1925 meet will be held 
at Hartford in conjunction with the 
Connecticut Stat* Fair opening 
Sept. 7. 



MiUer Bros. Sign Flier 
. Aged 94 for 101 Ranch 

Seattle, March 3. 

Bsra Meeker, 94, and still so 
spry that a few months ago he ac- 
companied the world fliers from. Se- 
attle to Ohio via airplane, has been 
signed by the 101 Ranch and will 
report at Oklahoma City April 16. 

Meeker crossed the plains some 
65 years ago by ox team. 



ARABS IN CIRCUS£S 



MSCHAHICAL AUKAIS 

When ths "Frederick VIH" 
^docked at Hoboken, a number of 
. animals were taken oft. It was an 
animal fair brought over by Arnold 
Nobis, and the elephanU' trunks, 
the lions' tails and the giraffes' 
necks are operated by machinery, 
and the roars and purrs and squeals 
are crsated by internal apparatus. 

Nobis will take his traveling soo 
to snmmer resorts. 



BLUE GRASS DATES 
Lexington, Ky^ March S. 

The Blue Grass Fair Association 
has elected officers for the year 
and contracted with the T. A. Wolfe 
Shows and Al Sweet's Singing 
Band as attractions for the fair, 
which will be held Aug. 24-29. 

It will be the policy of the IhJr 
association to feature running races 
with a program of six events daily. 

S. S Combs was elected prssl- 
dent of ths association; Li. B. 
Sbouse. vice-president: J. H. Gay, 
vice-president: 9^en Walker, vics-t 
president, and C. S. Darnaby, sse- 
retary. 



Los Angeles, March 3. 

Through playing with his Blue 
Devils at Qrauman's Egypt'an dur- 
ing ths run of "Romola.** Slayman 
All has found place for two of his 
troupes with travsling mY^nixations 
this season. 

T%s first consisting of eight 
AratM doing tumbling will open 
with Al O. Barnes' Clrctis in Holly- 
wood March 31. Ths second, eight 
tumblers and eight Arab horsemen, 
has been placed with the Miller 
Bros. 101 Raaeh and is to open 
with that organisation In CMcIahoma 
City April 2t. 

All himself win bs with the lat- 
ter organlxatSoa. 



ACTS FOR YANCOnVER EXPO. 

Los Angeles. March 3. 

H. S. Ralston, secretary Van- 
couver (B. C.) Elxpgsition, attended 
the local horse show, purchasing 
vaudeville and free acts for the next 
^position. 

The acts were obtained from the 
Nelson & Meeker offices hers.. 



CALL 

RINGUNG BROTHERS and 
BARNUM & BAILEY 
COMBINED SHOWS 

Aerial artists report with rigging, Madison Square 
Garden, New York City, on Friday. March 20th. 

All other artists and musicians report for rehearsals 
at 9 A. M., Monday. March 23ra. 

Side show curiosities report on Thursday^ March 26th. 
Acknowledge ctill to Bridgepoi4, Conn. .„ r - \ 

Muncians AddreMS Merle Evans, Belmore Hotel, 
2Sth Street and Lexington Avenue, N. Y. City 



. WAX EXHIBITS 

Dallas, March 3. 

Looks liks ths oUtime wa^ ex« 
hlhits are coming back Into public 
favor. A wax exhibit, said to have 
cost 166.000, entitled Taw and 
Outlaw," is now on daily exhibition 
hers. 

Noted criminals of the southwest 
are shown "In life and dsath." 



ILL. FAIR DATES 

Sprtngflsld, lU., March S. 

The Illinois SUte Fair Associa- 
tion has mads fornuU antw ince- 
ment of ths dates of TO of 
ths leading fairs in ^uoties and 
districts of Illinois, as listed and 
checked with it. Kigfateen assocls- 
tlons have not yet filed their dates. 
these to be announced later. 

The list of fairs, tbe place they 
will be held and the dates follow: 

lUlnots State Fair, Sept. 19-26; 
Adams, Quincy, Sept. 7-11; Bu- 
reau, Princeton, Sept. 1-4; Chris- 
tian, Taylorvllle, Sept. 7-12; Clark, 
Martinsville, not set; Clinton, 
Breese, Sept. 8-13; Coles, Charles- 
ton, Sept. 14-10; Cook. PaUtine, 
Sept. 3-7; Crawford, Rol>inson, 
Aug. 10-14; Cumberland. Qrsenup, 
Aug. 31-Bept. 5; DsKalb. Sand- 
wich. Sspt. 8-11; Dewitt. Cliaton. 
Aug. B-g; Edgar. Albuon. . Sept. 8- 
U; Eklwards. Albion. Sept. 8-11; 
Franklin. Benton. Aug. 11-18; Gal- 
latin, EXiuality. Sept. l&-lg; Galla- 
tin. Sbawneetown. July 21-24; 
Creene. CarroUtcn, Oct. 6-0; Grun- 
dy. Maxon. Sept. 1-4; HanUlton. 
McLeansboro. Aug. 4-7; Hancock. 
Augusta. Sept. 16-18; Hancock, 
Carthage. Sept. 1-4; Henry. Cam- 
bridge. Sept. 15-19; Henry, Ke- 
wnnee, Sept. I-S; Iroquois. Wat- 
seka, Sept. 15-19; Jasper. Newton, 
Aug. 24-28; Jefferson. Mt. Vernon. 
Sept. 22-26; Jersey* Jerseyvllle. 
Sept. 7-12; Jo Daviess. Warren, 
Sept. 1-4; Johnson. Vienna, Aug. 
18-21; Kane, Aurora. Aug. 21-29; 
Kankakee, Kankakee. Sept. 14-18; 
Knox, Knoxvllle, Aug. 25-28; Lake, 
Liberty ville. Sept. 5-7; LaSalle. 
Mendota, Sept. 22-26; LaSalle, Ot- 
tawa. Sept. 16-18; Lawr- ice, 
Bridgeport, Sept. 8-11; Livlng..ton. 
Falrbury, Sept. 7-9; Logan, Atlanta, 
Aug. 18-21; Macon. Decatur. Sept. 
15-19; Macoupin, CarllnviUe, Sept. 
29-Oct. 2; Marshall-Putnam, Henry. 
Sept. 16-18; Mason, Mason City. 
Aug. 25-28; McDonough, Macomb, 
Aug. 18-21; McLean, LeRoy. Aug. 
10-14; Mercer. Aledo. SepL 8-12; 
Montgomery. Hlllsboro, Aug» 25-29; 
MontfiTomery, Litchfield, Sept. 7-10; 
Morgan. Jacksonville. Sept. 1-4; 
Moultrie-Douglas, Arthur. Sept. 30- 
Oct. 3; Ogle. Oregon, Sspt. 8-11; 
Peoria, Peoria, Sept. 26-Oct. 3; 
Perry, Duquoln, Sept. 28-Oct. 3; 
Perry, Plnckneyvllle, Sept. 1-4; 
Phitt, At wood. Sept. 23-25; Pope. 
Golconda. Sept. 15-18; Randolph. 
Sparta. Sept. 15-19; Richland. 
Clney. Aug. 18-22; Rock Island. 
Joslin, Sept.- 22-26; Saline, Harris- 
burg, July 28- Aug. 1; Shelby, Shel- 
byville. Sept. 39-Oct. 3; Stark. 
Wyoming, Aug. 26-28; Union. Anna. 
Aug. 26-28; Vermillion. Danville. 
Aug. 30-Sept. 6; Wabash. Mt. Car- 
mel. Sept. 15-19; White, Carml. Aug. 
18-21; Whiteside, Morrison. Sept. 
1-4; Will Monee, Sept. 80-Oct. 2; 
Will, Pootone, Sept. 23-25; William- 
son. Marion. Sept. 8-11; Winnebago. 
Pecatonica, Aug. 18-21. 



Rabin & Cherry Shows 
Get Ala. State Fail 

Montgomery, Ala.. March 3. 

At ths annual meeting of th« 
State Fair of Alabama directors th« 
contract fbr ths midway attrac> 
tions was sga^i awarded to ths 
Rubin and Cherry shows. Rubin 
Qruberg was present at the meet- 
Ing. 

The shows are now wintering on 
the fair grounds and will open In 
Montgomery the last week of this 
month. They started in the city 
10 years ago. growing up from a 
small three-car organisation. 

With the addition of the Alabama 
Stats Fair, this gives the Rubin 
and Cherry organisation a total of 
20 State. Dominion and district 
fairs, which include the "Big Five" 
(Davenport, Lincoln, Des Moines, 
Sl6ux City and Huron), the West- 
em Canada fairs, consisting of the 
"A" circuit (Brandon. Reglna. Sas- 
katoon, Calgary and EWmonton). 
Ths fair season opens June 29 and 
will close Nov. 16. 



Spark's Circus Plans 
. Playing: Canada Again 

Chicago, March 4. 

Spark's Circus is planning ta^ 
play Canada against this season. 
Last year this circus was the only 
one to tour the provinces. 

Whether other circuses will enter 
Canada later is not known, but the 
SparK^ circus is the only one so 
far to be routed Into that section. 



LOWER UCEVSK PEES 

Syracuse^ March 4. 

Instsad of paying llesnss fees ma- 
terially higher than those in effect 
last year, as was proposed by Al- 
derman Thomas J. Staunton, local 
theatre operators win i>ay rates 
lower than they havs snjoyed in 
years, as ths result of nsw Com- 
mon Council action. 

Under ths new seals, fees for all 
but the smaller houses will bs 
based on their seating capacity, $10 
for each 100 seats. Houses with 
less than 1,000 seats win pay S60 
a year. 

Heretofore, theatres with more 
than 1,000 seats have been taxed 
$300 per year. Staunton sought to 
have this advanced to |S00 a year. 



TEXAS FAT SHOW 
Fort Worth, Teat.. March S. 
t All indications point to a tre- 
mendous success for the Southwest 
Exposition and Fat Stock Show, to 
open here Saturday. 

Texas Is in tbe midst of prosper- 
ity xone. for one thing. 



LEAVES COTTOH PALACE 

Waco, Tex.*. March 3. 

It was announced Monday that 
W. V. Oawford will retire as 
president of ths Cotton Palace 
Association. Hs has served five 
years in that capacity. 

Directors accordingly are calling 
a meeting to select his successor. 



PATTEB80N-0ENTBT POB EAST 

Reports from ths west narrate 
that the Patterson- Gentry will open 
their 10-car show In Missouri and 
move east to play ths industrial 
towns of Ohio and Indiana. 

There is also a possibility the 
shows may date Pennsylvania. 



WIS. PAIS APPEAL 

Madison. Wis., March 8. 

Authority to appropriate money 
to pay the expenses of a fair which 
has been previously held would be 
given county boards under a mea- 
sure which Assemblyman B. D. 
Thorp of Ephraim announced he 
would sponsor in the lower hoiue. 

There are Instances, Mr. Thorp 
said, when county boards desired 
to approplrlate money at their 
meetings in November to pay 
deficits remaining from fairs held 
In September. C. A. Brickson. 
deputy attorney general, ruled In 
an opinion to Mr. Thorp that the 
county board has no authority un- 
der the present statutes to pay ex- 
penses of a fair previously held. 

160,000 FAnt APPSOPRUTIOV 

Jefferson City, Mo., March S. 
Missouri county and district 
fairs, which have been unaMe to 
secure any State aid for six years 
becauss of tbs lack of funds, have 
prospect this season of getting a 
$60,000 appropriation for premium 
lists through the Harper bill Intro- 
duced in the legislature. The fund 
is to be distributed over a two-year 
period. 



Co^ Carnival's Buys 

Los* Angeles, March 3. 

Victor D. Levitt and Sam Brown, 
of the Levitt, Brown and Ilug- 
glns carnival, here 10 days, an- 
nounced that one of the big spe- 
cial features will be a Bill Evans* 
Animal show. While here they pur- 
chased from Charles Woodford's 
Zoo, at Long Beach, a number - of 
monkeys and ostriches, as well as 
contracting for a trained seal act. 
From the Robinson Zoo, in San 
Francisco, they purchased a number 
of monkeys and birds. 

The working personnel this year, 
Levitt states, will be entirely new. 
with the majority from the eajst. 
The carnival will open in Seattle 
^bout April 11. 

DARCE PAVniOH CLOSED 

Newark. O.. March 3. '- 
The dancing pavilion at Mound- 
builders Park has been closed by 
mutual agreement reached with the 
manager, Al Mains, and A. A. Mc- 
Dowell, president and secretary of 
the Licking County Agricultural 
Society. Tbe bulldli&g is closed for 
good BO long as the present board 
of directors Is in control. 

Tbe action Is a climax to a series 
of court oases which are said to 
have grown out of complaints re* 
garding ths park. 



BKUHDAOE'S OPEHOfa 

Chicago, March I. 

Mike Clark, general agent for tli< 
Seth W. Brundage shows, announced 
Its opening the last week in April 

Clsjdc Is an enthusiastic boostsr 
for tne National Association of 
Fairs, carrying propaganda on hit 
printing. 



RACING AT flAM-RT^TA PAIR 

Altoona. Pa.. March 3. 
To Insure horse racing for the 
Cambria county fair at Ebensburg, 
week of Sept 14. the Cambrfet 
County Fair association has Joined 
the Keystone and Erie Racing cir- 
cuits. By scheduling their exposi- 
tion for ths week following the 
Dawson, Wheeling and Indiana fairs, 
the Cambria association counts on 
attracting tbe best horses in the 
state to Bbenburg. 



Texas Bsauty Contest Msy 10 
Galveston, Tex., March 2. 

Prizes will be. larger this year at 
ths aanoal bathing girl revue, the 
major attraction of its kind in the 
ssathwest It win oi>en May It for 
three days. 

Trips to the main srent at At- 
lantic City are to be offered In addi- 
tion to cash prises. 



TightS 

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Wednesday, March 4, 1925 



OUTDOORS 



VARIETY 



ITcus - pocus 

BKERACE 
FAKING 



TIGER FLOWERS t O.'D 
FOR m, SECOND TIME 



^ay Rtmaround at Gar- 
, den — How It Operates 

The six-day hocus-pocus bike race 
now In progress at Madison Square 
Garden is running true to form. 
Saturday night, before the grind, the 
sprints paved the way. 

Pete Moesl(ops, champion of the 
world, gracefully allowed Orlando 
Piani to win two heats and a match 
thereby starting the week right, 
causing a run of hock shops that 
absorbed every ♦'banjo" between 
Wbtie Plains and the Battery. 

The management also exerted 
unusual showmanship and kept the 
good work up. Tor within the first 
48 hours, the poptt)ar Georgette and 
Bolognia were "staked" to a lap, 
thus insuring a full Garden for the 
week. 

As this goes to press, McNamara 
and Horan and Brocco and Egg are 
tied with the Italians, with the rest 
of the field one and two laps be- 
hind. If the attendance drops off, 
the judges wUl probably see that 
Georgette and Bolognia are takci 
care of and duplicate the flne sports- 
manlike conduct of the la^-t race, in 
which Alf Goulett. the all around 
champion, was in danger of being 
mobbed, due to fining by the hand- 
picked judges ill their elTorts to 
please the crowd and favor the for- 
eign favorites. 

Durl.ng the outdoor season lasf 
summer, Moeskops ran out o£ 
matches by beatlqg all the sprinters 
with ridiculous ease. He proved 
Saturday ni«ht he Is ready to listen 
to the men who control the "sport" 
here. Pete will no doubt remain 
and have a lucrative summer. 



I MAINE'S BOXING BILL 

Asks 10 Round Bouts to a Decision 

.— M«^ Form 8Ut« Athletic 
Wg,, . Commission 



Augusta. Me., Maich 3. 
. A State athletic conunission may 
be formed in Maine, according to 
an act Introduced by Senator Harry 
P. Liane of Lewlston^ 

Amonc other Important provi- 
sions Included in the boxing bill 
will be those providing for 10 round 
bouts to a Judges' decision and li- 
censing of clubs. The bill is mod- 
eled after the codes now in opera- 
tion in Massachusetts, New York 
and Pennsylvania. 



I FIOHTES SUES UASAQER 
I Sam Wallach, knlS^n to the ring 

As Bobby Michaels, featherweight, 

has started suit in the Supreme 

Court against r^o P. FlyAi, his 

manager, for $6,406 on a contract 
^f Sept. 12, 1921. Michaels Is 

guaranteed $3,000 annually by his 

manager. 

One cause for complaint has it 

that a balance of $406 is due him 
^or the 1923-1924 season, since his 

earnings fell shy of the mark to 

that extent. 
Two years' income, totaling JC.OOO, 

mt^ also sued for. 



Peculiar Mixup Prolongs the 

Fight, but Tiger Put 

to Sleep 



By Jack Pulaski 

Canadian Jack Delaney, of Bridge- 
port, for the second time stopped 
the sensational Tiger Flowers, erst- 
while of Georgia, but announced, "of 
New York," at the Garden Thurs- 
day. When Delaney knocked out 
the black boxer early in the second 
round in their initial meeting here, 
several weeks ago, either Flowers' 
manager or a suspicious newspaper- 
man Invented the fiction that Jack 
had an iron slug concealed in his 
right glove. Th.it at least was an 
excuse for th,e quick repeat match, 
which doubtless convinced all Har- 
lem that Delaney is really there, 
else Tiger has a glass jaw. 

Tiger may be a terror to other 
middles and light-heavies, but he is 
cinch for Delaney. Between timos 
Flowers went out and bowled over 
several opponents, and light bugs 
may have figured the first Delaney 
match was an accident. 

There can be no doubt of Jack's 
socking ability now, although It took 
several additional rounds to knock 
out the ex-deaoon. In the fourth 
round, with Tiger on the ropes, De- 
laney landed his best style"" right, 
and the black bgy went to^one knee. 
Jack danced away to a neutral cor- 
ner. Tiger arose and started shuff- 
ling about. Patpy Haley waved De- 
laney to proc^d. Jack rushed and 
aimed another right. At. that mo- 
ment Flowers decided to rest again 
and dropped 'v> his knees. Jack's 
piltled-blow grazed Tiger's head. 

■An uproar ensued. Technlca!ly, 
when Flowers went down without 
being hit, he disqualified hiipseTf. 
But as Delaney hac aimed a blow 
as his opponent v^as going to the 
canvas, Haley was faced with the 
problem of a irassible double dis- 
qualification. A pow-wow ensued, 
the seconds of both men being care- 
ful not to step Inside the ropes. In 
about five mtautes the match was 
ordered to proceed. 

Within a minute of what was 
called a repeat fourth round, another 
Delaney right smash sent the colored 
battlei^flat on his back and he was 
counted out cold. The way things 
looked the Brldgeporter defeated 
his man twice, and In any event Jie 
Delaney-Flowera tournament is over 
as far as New York Js concerned. 

A very good house was in, but 
the card was not a capacity draw, 
Delaney being conceded the winner. 
Jack kept moving to Tiger's right 
and displayed much more confidence 
than in their first match. In the 
third. Flowers shed himself of a 
flurry of blows, with Jack on the 
ropes, A left shook up Delaney. 
but at the bell he appeared quite 
calm and tinhurt. 

There was plenty of color but lit- 
tle class. In the miserable semi- 
final, two blacks— George Goodfrey 
and Tut Jackson— met, the former 
at 227 pounds, being nearly 35 
pounds heavier than Tut. The lat- 
ter went out in the fifth. It was a 
wonder he lasted that long. T^aw- 
son, sparring parner for Flower, met 
and knocked out one Jones, a col- 
ored heavy, from Harlem, in one of 
the .sixes. 



OBITUARY 



T 



PROBABLE HGHT WINNERS 

AND PROPER ODDS 



By Con Conway 


- . 


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 
BOUT. ^ WINNER. 

Vi,i XT.rt.f^jvlU «•€! Xfai'ffn nurkA . . . Xorfollc 


ODDS. 

7 — 5 


THURSDAY, MARCH 5 


8—5 




7—3 


SATURDAY, MARCH 6 


even 




2— t 




9-5 


SCORE TO DATE 

. Selections, 53. Winners, 3». Draws. 8. Losers, 6. • , 


■ 1 ' ' ' . 



SELECTIONS FOR SIX-DAY BIKE RACE . 

I (Reprinted from Variety F«b. 25 

Wlnnera, McT^man and Iloran; second, Woltbour luid Spencer; 
third, Georgett^nJ Botogni. 



JOSEPH M. N0RCR08S 

Joseph M. Korcross, 84, who, with 
Mrs. Korcross (deceased), then 18, 
were billed aa "the oldest couple In 
vaudeville," died Feb. 28, in Spring- 
field, Maaa. 

NorcrosB waa the last surviving 
member of the little group of men 
who founded the Benevolent Pro- 
tective Order of Elks In New York 
in 1868. 

The veteran stage entertainer had 
spent 64 years in minstrelsy and 
vaudeville. He has t>een more or 
less inactive for the past ftour years 
when he was touring the variety 
houses with Mrs. Norcross and do- 
ing a dancing act. 

When young, Norcross displayed 
a remarkable voice and In 1867 
joined Christy Brothers' minstrels 
as bass singer and interlocutor. Six 
years later he was a partner with 
Fred Sharpley in a minstrel wagon 
show. 

During the 65 years he was on 
the stage he appeared with many 
old-time shows, including Cam- 
cross & Dixie. Frank Moran, Cot- 
ton & Murphy, Sam Sharpley. 
Buckley Serenaders, Simmons & 
Slocum, Dan Bryant, Emerson 
Minstrels. Gorman Bros., and W.S. 
Cleveland. 

His first Vaudeville engagement 
was with the Big Three Minstrels, 
comprising Norcross, Blaine and 
LaMar. He retired In 1916, but was 
induced by Gordon Wrighter, Poll's 



MONUMENTS 

H.'liVSOI.XVMS t— I HBAD8TONK8 

CBCCTCO ANYWHCaC la Mm WORLD k» 

THE OLD and RBUABLS 

CHAS. a BLAKE CO. 

I CHWACM> 

IfONUUBNTS" 



manager, Springfield, to return to 
vaudeville, doing an act with the 
late Sam Holdsworth, then 84. 

When Holdsworth died NOrcross 
teamed with his wife, Nellie L Nor- 
cross, for three years, when Mrs. 
Norcross committed suicide In 
1922. He then joined Hockey A 
Green's "Come Back Minstrels" 
and only quit the stage a year ago. 
He was a member of the N. V. A. 
in good standing. 

Interment In Springfield, auspices 
of the Elks, March 8. 



J. I. C. CLARKE 
Joseph I. C. Clarke, 79, Irish pa- 
triot, writer, dramatist and press 
agent, qjtter a short Illness, died Feb. 
27, at his New York home, 159 West 
59th street. A widow and two sons 
survive. 

He was the author of the poem, 
'The Fighting Race," which im- 
mortalized the heroism of "Kelly, 
Burke and Shea." He was 13 years 
with the New York Herald, later 
managing editor -M>f tl Morning 



IN royiNo MKMoar 

of niv darling haaband 

BniY S. REEVES 

{Reer«s and Tranaflald Statera) 
Tbrre la no aeparatlon, the awr«t- 
n<>iM and roodnraa «f Blllr'a charac- 
ter is with me always. 

Cissie Transfield Reeves 



Journal and also witli the Criterion 
His plays include "Heastease," a 
collaboration In 1897 In the Garden 
theatre; "For Bonnie Prince 
Charlie," starring Julia Marlowe at 
Wallack's, 1897; "The First Violin' 
in 1898; "Her "Majesty," with Grace 
George in 1900; "Lady Godiva" in 
1902. 

In 1906 Clarke became press agent 
for the Standard Oil Co. at a sal- 
ary, estimated at $£0,000 a year. He 
retired in 1913. 

The funeral was held Monday, 
March 2, with requiem mass in St. 
Patrick's Cathedral at 10:30 a. m. 



LOUIS LORCH 

Tx>uis I^rtih, 77, (Lorch Family)^ 
circus acrobats of a past genera- 
tion, died Jan. 26 at Buenos Aires, 
South America. Lrfnch, with his 
troupe, played with the larger cir- 
cuses in America during his work- 
ing days. During the past few years 
he has been living in Buenos Aires. 
He was the grandfather of Hattie 
Althoff and Sister, now playing 
vaudeville. 



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manufacturer. She was featured In 
stage musical work for years. When 
27, she married Leigh S. Lynch, New 
York theatrical man. 

After her marriage she toured 
vaudeville and filled engagements 
with big bands, going to England for 
a two years' tour. 

Mrs. Lynch is survived by two of 
the original Berger family, two sons 
and a daughter. Her husband died 
about 20 years ago. 



BILLY S. REEVES 

Billy Sheridan Reeves, 40. (Skip- 
per, Kennedy and Reeves), died at 
his home, 981 Wesley Avenue, Oak 
Park, III., Feb. 25. The deceased 
for the i)ast two years has been ap- 
pearing with his wife and slster-ln- 



IM FOND MBMORV 

Of My Dear Koater-Brothfr 
Th« neat One Coald liave 

BILLY S. REEVES 

(Reevea and Tranafleld Slaters) 
Who paaaed on February 2'S. 1(26 

INEZ B. RAFFEN 



m- 



law, in a vaudeville turn known as 
Reeves and Transfield Sisters. 

Death was due to a nervous break, 
down, which followed Immediately 
after the r.eath of his mother, who 
p..ssed away Feb. 9. Up to the time 
of his mother's demise the deceased 
waa apparently in good health. 



SAM BERGER 

Sam Berger, heayyweight an-.ateur 
champion in 1902, and in later years 
fight manager, died Feb. 29. 

After Berger lost the champion- 
ship he turned professional and 
managed Jim Jeffries when he 
fought Jack Johnson in Reno. He 
toured . the country with both Jef- 



IN i«Nn MKMORT OF 

My B«toTrd Pet and Companion 



"BOY" 

Entllsh bulldoK 
rted Feb. 2i, 

' FRED FENTON 



(Fen ton and Flelda) 



fries and Fitxslmmons, boxing in 
vaudeville with them. Of late Berger 
had been in business in San Fran- 
cisco. 
' A widow and two brothers survive. 



RASTU8 .WILSON 

Rastus Wilson, colored, with Bar- 
ney Gerard's "N^w Show," died 
Wednesday at Columbus, O., fol- 
lowing the evening performance. 
The artist was stricken with hem- 
orrhage and removed from the 
theatre. He died at 6.30 a. m. Wed- 
nesday morning. 

The body was transferred to New 
York City Friday for burial. 



QEORQE LEWIS HOOPER 

George Lewis Hooper, manager of 
McVichers" theatre for years, and 
later manager of the Olympic, was 



burled In Chicago last week. He 
was 6S years old. Death followed 
an Illness of several months. He is 
survived by a widow and two sons, 
who live in Brookfleld, III. 



EDITH KUEHN 
Edith Kuehn (Kurt and Edith 
Kuehn), vaudeville, died at her 
home in Oahkosh, Wis., Feb. 19. 



•I. Mark Elliston, 35, former stock 
actor, died, Feb, 27, of hemorrhages 



IN MEMORY 

of my beloved pal and sister 

BEATRICE SHAW 

who passed away Mar. 4, 1124 
I cannot s&y £:nd I will not say 
that she Is dead— She is Just 
away. 

MILLIE SHAW 



of brain in a Chicago hospItaL A 
widow and child survive. 



Tom Carbonelle, dance instruct 
tor at Roseland ballroom, Nei^ 
York, died March 1 from pneumonia. 

Helane dc Germaine, 17 (Parisl- 
nette), committed suicide Feb. 27 in 
her dressing room of the I'Albi The- 
atre. Paris. She shot herself throngh 
the heart because an Industrial 
magnate refused to give up his wife 
for her. 



The mother of H. T. Peebles, 
branch manager of the Specialty 



m 



IN FOMP MKMOHY 

Of daar 

BILLY S. REEVES 

(Reevea and Tranafleld Slatera) 

Who paaaed away on Fab. It. 1*IS 

Ona who'll never forcat, 

Ula aiat*r-Ui-la.w and paj. 

FLORRIE TRANSFIELD 



Film Co.. at Dallas, T«x., died in 
Long Beach. Cal., recently. 



Joseph Coylc, formerly manager 
of Gordon's Codman Square thea- 
tre, Dorchester/ Mass., died ef 
pneumonia Feb. 27. 



George Inglis, infant Son of Jack 
and Mamie liiglls (vaudeville), died 
Feb. 28. 



The father of Jim Carney (Cai>- 
ney and Rose) died in Lawrence, 
Mass., Feb. 26. 



A new revue produced by Roy ^ 
Mack opened Feb. 21 at ike Bloom's 
Deauville, Chicago, headed by Frank 
Llbuse, Mabel Walter, Morotta 
O'Niel and Dorothy Ray, with a 
chorus of ten. 




CALL CALL 



Performers who have contracted with 

MILLER BROS. . 

THE 101 RANCH 

Real Wild West and Great Far East 

Show 

the teoMon of 192S, report of iho headquarter* at 

MARLAND, CMCLAHOMA 

not later tfum April 14 ''*"^'**' 



Mi 



ANNA BERGER LYNCH 

Anna Berger Lynch, 71, famous 
cornet soloist and featured with the 
Berger Family, Swiss bell ringers, 
for years, died Feb. 26, in Jackson, 
Mich. Interment In that city. 

Mrs. Lynch was a Baltimore girl, 
her father having been a pips organ We have Ike kasS 



NEUMANN TENT & AWNING CO. 

It North May Street CHICAGO PheiM Haymarket CMS 

SITrSSR;'? tents and banners 

TENTS AND CIRCUS SEATS FOR RENT 



V A RIEf Y 



Wednesday, March 4, 1925 



Rewritten newt itenu 

which have appeared 

within the week 

in the '> 



I'jiiir 



NEWS OF THE DAILIES 



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"If 









Daily Paper* of 
NEW YORK 

CHICAGO 
i\.COAST 



This departmant will continue to contain "ewrittan theatrical news items as published diifinfl the week in the dally papers of New York, Chicago and the Pacific Coast. 

Variety takes no^ credit for these news itents; each and every one has been merely rewritten from a story appearing in seme daily paper. 

They are presented in this manner to provide the theatrical 'prefe»sien with the theatHeal npwe of the country aa printed M the east, mid-weet and far west without Variety 
taking recourse to using any of these etories in the regular news way af its own, and pefmltting Variety to 'continue to publish in each issue the largArt number of exclusive 
news stories ever printed at one time in any newspaper, a record Variety has privately Enjoyed without reference to it for many years. 



NEW YORK 



New York, March 8. 
HIstinguett, the French actress, 
was challenged to flght a duel by the 
wife of a man whose face she had 
slapped. As she was making her 
way to her box at a ball in Paris last 
week n man jostled her. Remon'- 
strating, she slapped him and told 
him.U he wanted reparation he could 
send his seconds. The man sent a 
friend to ask her the name of a male 
relative who would flght. Mile. Mis- 
tingaett sent back word that ehtr 
herself would flght Ulstingoett is 
wlUlnf to ^ght his wife. 

wiillA t<eonbri> Hugh^ <^n<l Carlos 
Otte Baeualdo wefe being marficd in 
St. PatHck*» Cathedral, New York, 
Feb. 24, Steujrlce, her dancing part- 
ner, was reported sobbing through 
the ceremony. After the ceremony 
Miss Hughes and Maurice rode away 
together, while the groom took a 
toxl. Miss Hughes and her husband 
left for Chicago and California. Miss 
Hughes expects to stop dancing and 
tnake her home In Quenos Aires. 



James Rennle, husband of Lillian 
Oish, received a summons to appear 
In Yorkville Court, New York. 
Charles H. Dueli,* picture producer, 
obtained the summons, charging dis- 
orderly (;9n1uot. DueTI sued Miss 
Gish last month, alleging breech of 
contract. Duell charges that Rennie 
threatened to "get him" if he didn't 
4rop his case against Miss Gish. 
Rennie is playing in "Cape Smokes" 
at the Beck, New York. . 



Katlxryn Burnside, daugMer of R. 
H. Burnside, sthge ' director, hat 
started as stage director of tOnateur 
shows. 



Doris Kenyon is recovering from 
an operation for appendicitis per- 
formed at the liexlng'ton Hospital, 
New York. 



Nat Kunnes, advertising solicitor 
of "Broadway Brevities," convicted 
of mail frauds last inonth, was 
turned over to a state InAane asy- 
lum. He was arraigned t>efare*Mag- 
Istrate McKiniry in the Tombs 
Court, New York. Patrolman Gll- 
hooley signed a complaint charging 
that Kunne§ liad talked incoherently 
while on trial in the Federal court. 



Max Gabcl, Jewish actor, play- 
wright and producer, has been 
elected president of the Jewish The- 
atre Man.tger.s' Association. Mr. 
Gabel has f»r some time been presi- 
derrt of the Hebrew Booking Agency. 
He owns the People's on Grand 
street and controls the Irving Place 
theatre. New York. Mr. Gabel 
started in America eelUng shoe- 
strings on the Bowery 35 years &go. 
His wife, Jeannie Goldstein, is on 
the Yiddish stage. 



list and O'NelU'a "DeSire' Under the 
Elms" as a Jramtk 

At the Temple Emanu-El, Rabbi 
Nathan Krass attacked censorship 
of the theatre as an evil. 

Assemblyman Harry A. Samoev* 
of the Bronx came out In a state- 
ment urging the merits of a bill he 
has introduced in the legislature to 
permit Sunday theatrical perform- 
ances. . 
: The radio, was u«ied by John S. 
Sumner, secretary of the Society for 
the Prevention of Vice, to broad- 
cast a bitter attack on "dirty plays." 



aflre and taken off In boats, he and 
his vaudeville partner, James Simpf 
son, were not awakened and were 
fbroed to Jump overboard. Haydock 
said he has suffered rheumatism 
since the burning of the ship. He 
is suing for 120,000 in the Surro- 
gate's Court of Schenectady. N. Y. 



Lovers of the stage have gotten 
behind the movement to place Ed- 
win ^ooth in the Hall of Fame. 

Purchasing ticket,s on trains for 
New York theatrical productJona is 
a wrinkle introduced by the Penn- 
sylvania system. "Travelers leaving 
Philadelphia at 3, ^ and 5 o'clock, 
and ^.tlantic City at 2:30, can bby 
tickets at a branch ticket agency 
on each train. Regular bbx office 
pricee plus a CO-cent fee prevail. 



L^on Errol's sister, Ophelia Sims, 
was married Sunday to Sergeant 
Edward Stockton of the Coast Ar- 
tillery at Fort Totten, L. I. 



Maurice says he's going to pick 
his next dancing partner on Friday 
night at thtf Newspaper, Women's 
biill In the Ritz-Carlton hotel. . He 
promises to d»nce with 14 appli- 
cants. 



Lola Wilde, one of ZiegfeUI's glori- 
fied, has promised to wed L<eslie 
Major Sheriff, banjoist in George 
Olson's orchestra. 



Young Roger Wolfe Kalin's Ja>z 
band at the Biltinore. New York, 
Was minus its biggest horn for a 
couple of days because the horn's 
manipulator, Arthur Campbell, was 
.arrested at the hotel by a deputy^ 
sheriff and taken to Ludlow street 
jail under a court order from Syra- 
cuse. 'A suit had been entered in 
the upsute city b^ Robert F. Kim- 
ber alleging that Campbell had 
stolen the affections' of Mrs. Kimber 
and asking $10,000 damages. A bond 
of IS.OOO was required from Camp- 
belL 



George Randolph Chester left^an 
estate taxable in New York 15.585 
and debts of $19,323, it was revealed 
by th6 State Tax Commission. The 
deductions are: $3,887 ;, debts, $19,- 
SSS; commissions. $189. Chester 
left 125,000 life insurance at his 
death, a year ago. The widow, 
Mrs. Lillian A, Chester, was named 
sole heir. No provision was made 
In the will for Chester's two eons. 



Because Isabelle Herbert, who re- 
cently resigned iaa star of '"White 
Cargo," refused tO hppear before 
the Grand Jury inl BaUimore. the 
efforts to have the managepiept of 
the Lyceurii there indicted failed. 
The manager of the play told Miss 
Herbert tliat she would have te strip 
to the ^Ist or leave the play. Miss 
Herbert refused and left the show. 
Several local women interviewed 
Miss Herbert, who said she would 
appieac before the Grand Jury, but 
at the last moment she changed her 
mind. 



To prevent professional Jealousy 
or otherwise, Joeepb Schildkraut 
find Ills wife, Elsie Bartlett. ha\'c 
agreed not to appear together in the 
same play for fly^ years. 

Five movie managers In Elizabeth, 
N. J., have deliberately walked into 
an indictment in order to test the 
New Jersey Sunday closing law. 



In spite of a March gale Sunday 
three men tested the Giant Racer, 
a scenic railway at Coney Island. 
A coupling pin broke and two cars 
of a three -car train fell backward 
90 feot down a steep incline, crash- 
ing into heavy beame at the bottom. 
Samson Freestone, manager, and 
Samuel O'Brien and Gus Young- 
claus, employes, were severely in- 
jured and taken to Coney Island 
Ho.sAtal. Two other employes, 
seated in the foremost car, were 
carried forward artd not hurt. 



John Bagnano, cabaret singer, was 
shot and killed by Olympta Marcl, 
music student, la front of the Pal- 
ace, New Haven. Bagnano is the 
father of Miss , Marcl's child, she 
alleges. When Bagnano refused to 
help support the child, she shot him 
three times. Bagi>ano was ^married. 

Mrs. Marjoria Klaw'lias b«ert 
granted a decree of divdrce from. 
Joseph Klaw. theatrical produoer. 
Justice Morschauser, in Wbit^ Plains, 
N. Y., signed the interlocutJt^ry de- 
cree in November. Final decree 
was .granted Feb. 26. Mr. Klaw did 
not contest the action. An uniden- 
tified woman was named as xo-t-e- 
spondent They were married 11 
y«ars and have two children. . 



Mrs. Louise Albee, of lArchmont, 
N. Y., has received a final decree of 
divorce frqm her husband. Reed A. 
Albee, son of EL F. Albee, head of 
the Kelth-AJbee Gircuit, from Coun- 
ty Clerk KlUrod, in White Plains, 
N. Y. , -. . .• 



A desire to see cleaner audiences 
was expressed by David Wark Grif- 
fith in a talk to the members of the 
St. David's Society at the annual 
"dinner at the Hotel ^Astbr Tuesday 
night The picture producer de- 
clared there were 'plenty of clean 
plays and pictures in the city* for 
those who want to see them. 



The Edwin Forrest Home at 
Philadelphia, for 50 years a refuge 
for retired actors and actresses haslcraiTman^In'the erecrion"of a" chain 



been sold, with Its 110-aore tract, 
to a builder. With the $600,000 ob- 
tained a modern building will be 
erected furtlier from tl^Hbusy city. 



Lenore Masso. once of the "Fpl-. 
lies," hae petitioned the Supreme 
Court for $500 weekly alimony pend- 
ing trial of her separation suit 
against Barry Townsley, producer. 



Lobbyists of the Lord's Day Alli- 
ance are storming the leglstative 
hails at Albany this week, trying to 
induce state senators and assembiy^ 
men to pass the Jenlcs bill, whiclT 
would prohibit all kinds of amuse- 
ments on Sunday. 



"Veronica's Veil," generally de- 
scribed as America's passion play, 
opened its 11th season Sunday night 
at St. Jo^ph's jiuditorjlum, >V«*t 
Hoboken, N. J. 



. Henry Sanford, son of a former 
Yale professor, has been sued foi' 
$200,000 for breach of promise 1>v 
Georgia M. Hopkins, screen actress. 
Mies Hopkins alleges that io August, 
1923. Sanford promised to nlidrry 
her. Since then she says he has 
refused. She lias learned Sanford 
was married wlien he proposed tp 
her. Sanford denies, all, the ^llegar 
tlons except tliat of being married. 
Max D. Steuer Is Miss Hopkins' at- 
torney. 



The staM in' general received 
splendid preJW-agentlog on '.Srtnday. 

The Rev. Nelson J. Springer of 
the Fourth UnltvMn ,^'hi4v<;tal, 
Brooklyn, denounced play cenapr- 
ehlp as usually "oppressive, irfele- 
vant and grotesque." Dr. Springer 
praised Kxig^tc 0^^*'e!?rli3 X'a"'^^^-'' 



Director Max Rablnoff announced 
that, nXt'^r^ thfee .rears' planninq; 
his AmeHcan Oieratlc and Anled 
Arts Foundation Will be roindy^ to 
Open In June at Stony Point on the 
Hud-son. This ts the institution to 
develop a national opera and native 
American singens, dancers .'ind In- 
strumentalist.s. 

Mr.<». Eunice M'.* Kirkpatrlck, 
"Itose-M.-Hl©.'' Was bad her marriage 
to Wilbur Kirkpatr»k .nnnulled by 
Supreme Court Justice Morschauser 
in White Plains. N. Y., on the 
grounds that she wa.s 17 when mar- 
ried in 1921. They separated sis 
weeks after the marriage. 



Billle Burke, wife of Florenz 
Ziegfeld, was slightly Injured in an 
automobile accident in Palm Beach. 
A touring car, going 40 miles an 
hour, Atruck and overturned the car 
In which Miss Btirke and two 
friends were riding. Two young 
men in thto other car attempted to 
escape, but' were captured after a 
shdrt chase. 



Mrs. Richard Mansfield, profes- 
sionally known as Beatrice Cam- 
eron, will return to the stage in a 
resident stock company In Detroit 



. .rckicAao ; 

Chicago, March S. 

Leonora Hughes, en route west 
with her new husband, sent M. 
Maurice a telegram last week, sug- 
giestlng Maurice select Emily Nord, 
how dancing here at Charlfes 
Wee^hman's Club .Hoyal, as her' 
aucceosor. Miss Hughes pointed 
out that Miss • Nord was of "the 
same type of beauty" tts herself. 



, Lent and the income tax are said 
to have caused prices for "The 
ShoW-OflT* ('Cohan's Grand) lo be 
cut to $J. 



Joyce Barbour left "Charlot'-s Re- 
vue" last week to Join "Sky-Htgh" 
(Willie Howard) in New York. The 
revue closed here last Saturday, a 
number of the cast refurnlng to 
London. 



being forced to fight theh: way out 
with the prisoner. Murphy, who 
lives In a rooming bouse. Is 28, and 
a sheik dresser. ^ 

* -^^^^— . 

William H. Shlpman, father of 
Helen Shipman, committed suicide 
by inhaling gas In a rooming house 
at 2330 Calumet avenue, Chicago 
Mrs. Shlpman and her daughter were 
In Ntw York. They wiH defray all 
expenses for the burial. It is rumored 
In theatrical circles that the Ship- 
mans, have been separated for a 
number of years. It was said he had 
refused assistance trom his wife and 
daughter, meanwhile becomlq|[ de- 
sporident. • - 



Herbert Vogel, referred to In a 
mtorhing newspaper as a "man about 
to{«^" and "popular cafe enter- 
tainer," after a brief apprenticeship 
at the Tent, has left to become man- 
ager of the Montemarte cafe. Vogel 
is well known in a way to denizens 
of local cabarets. 



Union labor la stin making in- 
roads on the back stage. The latest 
in Chicago to organise are the ward- 
robe women., who have formed the 
Wardrobe Women'si union. They are 
now endeavoring to persuade the 
theatric^ Janitors to follow suit. 



: PACIFIC COAST 

Los Angeles, March 3. 

* William S. Hart is t8 stage an- 
other picture comeback by making 
his own pictiires and releasing them 
through United Artists. Such was 
the annotincement made by Joseph^ 
M. Schenck upon his return from 
his three months' trip to Europe. 

;Schenck also announced that he 
Is to become an associate of Sid 



of super-feature picture houses 
throughout the country, and that he 
and Grauman will furnish i>art of 
the capital, with the balance to be 
procured through Blair & Company, 
a . Nf w York bonding institution. 
H;e stated it Is the plan o( himself 
and Grauman to erect from 10 to 
19 theatres, with three to be started 
in the near future. One. it Is sai^, 
will be located on Broadway. Uilited 
Artists Is not to be interested in 
the theatre building project, states 
Si^henck. • 

Announcement was also •<miade 
tHat United Artists is perfecting an 
arrangement with UFA of Ger- 
many to release all United Artists 
products in that country through 
their exchanges, and that UFA 
would do likewise with any of their 
products that they considered likely 
for American consumption. 



gent effort to obtain a license but 
that the police license bureau' em- 
ployees told him they were undecided 
what sort of a license to issue him. 
A similar charge against Harry 
Keaton also was dismissed after the 
same defense had been made. 

Harry Kidder, 23, pianist in a 
main street theatre, was stabbed to 
death in his home by Timothy 8. 
Yatko, Filipino waiter, who discov- 
ered his wife in the embrace of Kid. 
der. According to the police Yatko 
was Jealous of the attentions paid 
by Kidder to his young wife, who 
was a dancer in the same theatre 
that Kidder was employed at. She 
used the name of Lola Butler on 
the Btaire. The couple had been 
ibarrled only three months when' 
Kidder is alleged to have stolen the 
brtde away from hor husband. Kid- 
der hlmselC was only married a 
short time ago, but separated from 
his wife. Yatko gave himself up 
at the central station Immediately 
after the murder. 



Laura La Vernie, s^ge and screen 
actress, leading woinan with the 
original Biograph company, is re- 
ported in a critical condition at the 
Good Samaritan Hospital, where she 
had been taken following a sudden 
attack of illness in her home. It is 
stated (hat a major operation wlU 
he necessary to save her life. 



A damage action instituted by L. 
E. Behymer, local opera and musical 
impresario, for $5,439 for injuries 
sustained in a collision between two 
taaicabs, was settled on the eve of 
trial. 



Following a crash which occurred 
between op autqmoblle she was driv- 
ing and ahother car, Haiel Kenner. 
screen actress, was taken to the 
Receiving Hospital suffering from 
bruises and nervous shock. Her con- 
dition Is not serious. Her car, how- 
ever, was demolished in the collision. 



Los Angeles County has been 
asked to spend $10,000 in advertising 
tta latest acquisition, Hollywood 
Bowl. The request was made by 
Mrs. J. J. Carter, organizer of the 
bowl company symphony concerts. 
It; has been filed with the <tooard, of 
supervisors. The bowl recently was 
deeded to the county by the Holly- 
wood Bowl Association. 



Marshall Neiian, picture director, 
was arrested In Pasadena on a 
charge of speeding between SO and 
60 miles an hour. Nellan told the 
arresting officers that he was on 
his way to Lake Arrowhead to go 
"bp location." He was released after 
siigning an agreement to appear In 
Ifc^dena within five days for trial. 

'A- E. GlUstrom, who told the 
police he was a picture director at 
the Fine Arts Studio here, was ar- 
rested on a charge of. disturbing the 
peace after he had been accused by 
his former wife, Mrs. Ethel GlU- 
strom, of breaking Into her Holly- 
wood apartment and beating up a 
man whom he found there. The 
Identity of the wife's friend was not 
revealed^ 



Thr^ me"n »'cre arraigned In 
West Side Court, New York, charged 
with maliclQUH mi.schlef by Mrs. 
Carrie Lowe, former actress, who 
said the men kicked their way 
through the door into her apart- 
ment. The merr said they were 
looking for a friend. '^ 

v *!■", • '\ 

John Haydock. through his guard - 
Ian, Mrs. Isabelle' Carroll,' la Insti- 
tuting a suit against the Clyde 
Steamship Line for alleged suffering 
resulting from the burning of the 
Bt'(«nmshlp "Mohawk" last fall. Hay- 
,dock contends that while other pas- 
'''sA*^i^'*iter^ not Wed the «blp was 



Roy Dietrich, dubbed "the busiest 
tenor in America." celebrated his 
third year with the Balaban & Katz 
theatres last week. His time Is di- 
vided between the Chicago, Tlvolt/ 
Riviera and Central Park, • ■'>■ 



James Murphy, hailing frowi Min 
neapotis and said to be an actor, 
turned hold-up man last week, 
walked Into a loop cigar store and 
pointed a gun at the clerk. The lat-ter 
grabbed a hammer aiid staKed >-elt* 
ing and fighting. The police re- 
sponded, and Murphy was over* 
powered. Murphy was plncln^d and' 
came near being mobbed as. well. 



from the ereisd whicb>ifrXthere4, and. 



Ernst Lubltsch, picture director, 
has received an invi^tlon to attend 
the International Motion Picture 
Congress, scheduled to be held In 
Paris in June under the direction 
of the Fren^ Natioqal Committee 
for Intellectual Co-operation. 



: G. A. Keller, recently arrested on 
a charge of conducting a picture 
• ' •■ f trade school In violation of the city 
ordinance, which calls for licensing 
t)ie enterprise, wiH be tried before 
'Police Judge Richardson March 10. 



Accused of running .a trade school 
'without a city license Ub'Ss^'s' M. 
Dally, who conducts a school for 
aspiring students of picture MpUng 



in Hollywood, appeared before Police 
Judge Frederickaon and was found 
the officers having to protect htmfno.t guilty by a Jury. Daily's de 



ifense was that he lMVfl< Mlldlh a dlllt 



"{.efty" Flyan, film actor, is in the 
Hollywood Hospital suffering from 
a dislocated hip and torn ligaments 
as ^ result of a motorcycle he was 
riding wblle doing some film stunt 
work skidding and throwing him to 
the ground. He will be confined 
there for about 10 days. 

When E. B. Hait-lck. vice-presi- 
dent and general manager of th* 
International Newsreel Corporation* 
stepped off the train in Los Angeles 
he was given a key of the city, with 
a couple of feminine dancers, Linda 
and Ethel Sykes, dancing for Hat- 
rlck. The key presentation waa 
made by Harry Brand, one of the 
best little greeters In the Wampaa. 
He is present-elect of the Wampas. 



West Coast Theatres, Inc., has a 
building schedul^iow being carriett 
out that calls for the expenditura 
of $2,59^136, ficcording to announce' 
ment. Vhe houses Included ar« 
located in California. 



With the launching of tiie fourth 
week ''pf the fourteenth season of 
the Mission Play at San Gabriel. 
Cal., that opus passes Its 2,350th 
performance. This is declared to 
be an unequaled record. The fact 
is pointed out by those responsible 
for this offering that bad continu- 
ous daily performances been given 
it would have required six years, 
five months and ten days to obtain 
this number of individual perform- 
ances.' 






Arthur IC. Bourne, Jr„ has been 
made defendant In a suit brought 
by R 'M. Allen for $50,000 damages. 
Allen, an actor, charges lie was 
falseljr arrested on a grand larceny 
charge In San Francisco, brought to 
Los Angeles, permitted to stay in 
Jail for several days and then dis- 
missed because Bourne failed to 
press the cliarge. 



Suit for divorce has been filed in 
the Superior Court against Ronald 
Charles Colman, motloipi^ picture 
Star, by Mr^ . Thelm*. CoUnan, who 
aaks. $1,000 ft month and one-half 
the community property, which she 
says -is worth $!8,l0O0. In her com-, 
plaint Mra. Colman alleges the pic- 
ture star deserted her in Florence, 
Italy, in March, 1924, leaving her 
dependent upon the charity of 
friends. Thfe Colmihs •»i^re niarried 
In ,Lpndon on Sept. 18, 1920. Col- 
rtan' is no# under' contract to Sam 
Goldwyn Productions. 

■ - ■PAblin'e «tttr»*has been signed by 
Louis Mayer on a Ittig-time contract 
,and will nlay in pictures to be rc- 
• fe<f!<^i j.y «I-(?i 3H. banner. 



Wednesday, ittrch 4, 1925 



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"ROSE-MARIE" 

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Oallagher. Company of 100 Symphony 

Orcheatra 



The coldest audience that the Ma- 
jestic has bad in months witnessed 
the opening performance Sunday. 
Nothing seemed to get over despite 
the merits of the various turns. 

The bill contains a couple of old- 
time but' standard vaudeville turns 
in Geo. Lovett and his "Concentra- 
tion" and James Thornton. The lat- 
ter had a tough time getting start- 
ed in the deuce spot, but managed 
to register toward the finish. Lov- 



Acts) were sixth and hit the ap- 
plause top. O'Rourke and Kelly 
suffered in the next to shut spot, 
I'helr efforts at comedy falling flat 
A tMillad by the straight man lifted 
the turn out of a rut only to fall 
baclc again with more comedy. The 
boys should do more singing. 
Brick's English Singing Syncopators 
are a hot novelty combination, lean- 
ing heavy on the brass. For group 
singing fheir vocal efforts compare 



CORRESPONDENCE 

All matter in CORRESPONDENCE refers to current week unless 
otherwise indicated. 

The cities under Correspondence in this issue of Variety are as 
follows and on pages: 



ATLANTIC CITY 64 

BOSTON 67 

BUFFALO 64 

CHICAGO 61 

CINCINNATI 64 

CLEVELAND 66 

DETROIT 67 

HOUSTON 64 



KANSAS CITY 67 

LOS ANGELES 54 

MILWAUKEE 66 

MONTREAL 66 

NEWARK 68 

NEW ORLEANS 62 

SEATTLE ^ 66 

SYRACUSE 58 

WASHINGTON t 56 



ett has condensed his turn from a 
slx-plece band to piano and violin. 
The woman at the piano also takes 
a whack at answering questions. 
The finish of the turn was ruined 
through having % song plugger 
planted in a box. 

Hamilton and Barnes, mixed team 
In fifth position, were the comedy 
bit of the show. Their routine is 
bright and well handled. Ehinlay 
and Marrill, another mixed team, 
scored in the trey spot. Their of- 
fering consists of a conglomeration 
of polished "hoke" that was sure- 
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musical combinations. Despite the 
Innumerable bands that nave played 
this house the boys more than made 
good. 

Traver Brothers, a corking hand- 
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nation for this house, and can stand 
an early repeat. 

Singers' Midgets closed, displaying 
a little more talent, la this year's 
revue than previously. The act ran 
smoothly and offered 50 minutes of 
solid entertainment. 



Jones, Linick & Schaefer have let 
the contract for an elaborate washed 
air cooling system to be installed in 
the Woods theatre in anticipation of 
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Unusually good bill at the Vic 
last week, a pleasant surprise, as 
shows have been poor in quality for 
some time. 

Rossow Midgets opened, doing a 
fast and amusing turn, with several 
minutes of solid laughs in a boxing 
scene. Williams and Young, two 
men, squeesed out some laughs with 
hokum bits but finished rather 
tamely with a ballad which, coming 
on top of two earlier ones, slowed 
the act up. 

Maurice Downey and Co., on third, 
did a straightforward sketch with- 
out recourse to gagging or mugging, 
relying wholly upon narrative val- 
ues. There is some rich drollery 



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How those boys, Ous and Joe, do 
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Schenck received one of the ovations 
of their careers at the opening mati- 
nee of the Palace this week, and the 
encores ran Into two figures. 

With Eddie Leonard and his band 
on the same bill the house was a 
sold-out one. While not as top- 
heavy with Stan as last week, the 
show was a strong one, only one or 
two weak spots being evident. 

Curtiss' Animal Athletes opened, 
followed by Neil McKay, singing 
Scotch comedian. With Stuart 
Casey, Mildred Warren and Co. on 
third with a sure-fire silly-ass 
E<nglishman-American chorus girl 
skit, things began to pick up. The 
Casey- Warren act, simply but well 
staged, went over big. Al and Panny 
Stedman in "Piano Capers" followed. 
Leonard and his tangle-foot boys — 
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lie Oberle — were more than popular 
with the first-day fans. The dancing 
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overtime, and Eddie himself bad to 
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Robert Emmett Keane and Claire 
Whitney in a dramatic comedy 
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with the patrons. 

Then came Van and Schenck, with 
an entire change of act from last 
week. This team, despite its popu- 
larity, is hard working and takes no 
chances on passe stuff. Eddie Weber 
and Marion Ridnor closed with an 
eccentric and comic dance skit. 



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the house has had in months. The 
supper show, usually attended by 
half a house, was capacity, with 
plenty of customers lined on the 
outside. 

Singer's Midgets are the headline 
attraction, which accounts for the 
business. Due to the length of the 
turn the seven-act bill has been cut 
to six, with the midgets appearing 
at every performance, unusual for 
this house. The policy of the house 
calls for four shows daily with the 
acts, excludlnar the openMg turn, 
participating in three. But with the 
midgets as the headline attraction It 
was essential that the Ulliputlans do 
four. In order that the audience may 
leave after witnessing one show. 

The remainder of the five turns 
consisted of singles and doubles, with 
Josie Heather getting the better of 
the break. Following a lot of music 
and singing, and slated in the No. 4 
position. Miss Heather easily walked 
away with the show as far as the 
surrounding bill was concerned. Miss 
Heather -looked very chic Fulton 
end Ray cut their turn down to about 
five minutes. In the short time 
allotted they offered whistling, head 
balancing, iron-Jaw and heavy lift- 
ing. A good opener for any vaude- 
ville program. Ruaaell and Marconi 
dispensed music via the accordion 
and violin, which went over for solid 
applause. It was obvious that this 
turn was also held down to minimum 
ttaie. 

Joe Darcey did not fare ao well. 
Hifl stories fell flat, leaving it to bis 
singing to put him over. A chance 
for his encore was nearly lost, due to 
waiting too long for applause. Torke 
and Lord dispensed a volume of hoke 
mada to order for the State-Lake 
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gOfA for a number of laughs, btir 
■■Willi liillj the theme is one of 
patlKM. Mr. Doim«|r'B old soldier 
ehanieter to a k9(b; suitport ade- 
QU|t|A Black anf O'Bonnell, man 
aiul womaa. clicked irlth an accept - 
abto esmady turn. Ther gleaned 
oonatatent ciRglea with their open- 
ing; TlM man laa a -very odd de- 
Uverjr. 

aia 81a Troupe, Ave Orientals, 
•ure-flre dumb act. 



liUbbook and Plainvlew, Texas, 
haVa baaa added to the Bert I>evey 
book^ road abowa playing two days 
in «a«li town coming back from the 
coast. 



fierbert Sears, after a nervous 
breakdowa. lias rejoined Flske 
O'Hara'a 'TBlg Mogul" at the Cen- 
traL Aldls BartleCt has been re- 
placed by Jack DrlscolL MUo Ben- 
nett Aid an the placing. 

Chicago play brok^s report a 
heary demand for scripta, forecast- 
ing a boom for summer stock, rep- 
•rtoire and efaautauqua. 



on a contract' for Balaban & Katz, 
having absolute exclusive rights to 
the costumes. This ia a rather 
unique precaution. 



Two new members may be added 
to the Board of Directors, Orpheum 
Circuit. 



Excerpts from "Actorvlews," a 
book of snappy Interviews with 
stage stars, by Ashton Stevens, 
dramntic critic, Chicago Herald and 
Bxaminef, are being reprinted in 
local theatre programs. Stevens' 
book Is published by the Covicl-Mc- 
Oee company. 



"No, No, Nanette" had its 400th 
performance In Chicago l<'eb. 25. 



Mile. Lienore made the costumes 
for tha Biiastrei and Charleston 
numbers at the Chicago for "Syn- 
copation Week." Frank Cambria, 
diractor of presentations, insisted 



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Thus far Balaban and Katz have 
made no changes in the manage- 
ment of McVlcker's, which they re- 
cently took over on a sub-lease from 
Parsonopnt. The policy and presen- 
tations continue as before. It is 
aaid no Ranges of any sort are 
contemplated before May. 

Antlcipatingr that ; "Rose-Marie" 
will remain all summer at Woods' 
coouYota have been Issued for a 
washed air cooling syatem. This is 
the first dramatic honae In Chicago 
to be so •quipped. > 

EiCroy Prinz, who last week was 
dtsmlsaed as producer of the Ralnbo 
revues, circulated so much propa- 
ganda concerning the management 
of the place that he has been barred 
from appearing there at any time. 

Everett Carrier has severed con- 
nections with the Ascher Brothers 
Circuit of moving picture theatres. 



Publicity is now being handled by 
Harry Ascher. 



Kd Bloom, genera! manager of road 
show productions -for the Shuberts, 
was among the ftrst-nlghterS who 
witnessed the performance of "The 
Student Prince." 



Robert Clifton Long has Joined the 
cast of "Artists and Models." Ix>ng 
was signed personally by Lee Shu- 
bert to a three-year contract. 



The New Wlllard has again 
changed bands, with Abe Cohen, who 
operates the Midway, taking over 
the iiouse. The theatre will be closed 
for a couple of weeks and will under- 
go extensive alterations. It will re- 
open March 14, playing five acts and 
a film feature, with four changes of 
program weekly. 



A. J. Balaban. accompanied by his 
wife and Mrs. Max Tomer, returned 
from their tour of the Pacific coast 
last week. 



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MACK SUILDINQ 

166 West 46th Street ^ 

Just a 8tsp East of Broadway 



Aaron Jones, Jr., who has been 
acting in the capacity of general 
utility man for Jonea. Linick A 
Schaefer, is the youngest general 
manager of any circuit. During the 
Illness of Norman B. Field, its gen- 
eral manager, Aaron, Jr., to oocupy- 
Ing the chair. 



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the semblance of one. Jeanette 
Childs was very confident at the 
outset, strove her mightiest, but In 
front they remained unmoved. 

Olga and Mishka hkd no easy 
task, following the two flops ahefid, 
but through sheer artistry awak- 
ened the flrRt show of appreciation. 
^Kraft and Lemont gave up almost 
without a struggle. They had little 
to offer and offered that timorously. 
Tommy Dugan was floundering 
along until the introduction of that 
hokumlstlc bit wherein an apple 
falls from a tree as the person sit- 
ting beneath It prevaricates. Not 
such a guffaw as to usual, when an 
avalanche of fruit fell at the flnlsh, 
but then they had laughed gdod- 
naturedly at the old stuff at Arst, 
and that helped. Frank De Voe had 
no easy time the flrst several min- 
utes, but picked up some toward 
the end. 

Lillian Hertz and Morro Castle 
orchestra proved a weak head liner. 
A boy soprano brought a round of 
applause as an encore after the act 
proper had porished. But that was 
alL 



Ralph T. Kettering has Just com- 
pleted a four-act play which he in- 
tends to produce early next season. 
It will probably be tried out In stock 
during the summer. 



NEW ORLEANS 

By O. M. SAMUEL 

Tulane— "Dante." 
8t. Charles— "The Wasp" (Saen- 
ger Players). 
Strand— "Her Night of Romanoa." 
Liberty— "Madonna of the Streets." 
Tudor— "The Fall of Jerusalem." 



A Borry show at the Orpheum for 
Mardl Gras week tlxat ran along in 
ragged manner for the most part 
with patrons betraying signs of 
weariness early. It wa« the flrst 
"bloomer" in quite a while. The 
particular detracting element was 
an utter lack of novelty, comedy 
and speed. Most of the people in 
most ef the acts ' had only good 
memories as their bid for approval. 
The flrst nighters failed to accept 
that kind of a bid. 

Mulroy. &^pNeese and Ridge re- 
membered all the other skating 
turns, which brought them scant 
consideration In the opening posi- 
tion. Very apt and proflclent on 
the rollers, they might have done 



Not a bad show at the Palace the 
flrst half last week. Not good, but, 
then, not bad. Patrlcola was head- 
lining and doing It rather handily. 
Patronage was below par at the 
flrst show Wednesday evening. No 
striking Item of importance. Just 
vaudeville of a familiar brand be- 
tween reels of film. 

Genaro Olrto looked and acted 
nice right at the start. Suitably be- 
tlghted, they contorted, 'swerved and 
romped satisfactorily. Stewart and 
Olive hoofed it in rather uncertain 
manner in the second "alcove." 
Olive was the one the mob was 
watching, a pretty girl who steps 
as If she meant It. Robinson and 
Pierce were in and out They held 
attention to begin, augmented them- 
selves In kind soon after, but event- 
ually simmered Into oblivion as the 
skltlet was shifted out of the picture 
when "hubby" and "wlfey" meet 
unexpectedly. 

Patrlcola Is a favorite here, had 
regular songs, sold them in a regu- 
lar way, and left with the gang 
clamoring for more. In thto lay- 
out Patrlcola shone like a kohinoor. 
Sm was half the price of admission. 
"The picture was the other halt. The 
balance was flller. Morton, Jewell 



aiid Co. clo»«d. They were watched i 
Intently, minus any show of emotion Ijg 
eithfr way. -j 



The interest in last week's show 
at Loew*s Crescent attached to 



"Uncle Dave" Macon, banjolst from''- -■ 
the hills, who was heralded in ^ 
grandiose manner. "Uncle Dave" J 
(New Acts) did not live up to the -1 
billing, and militated against the { 
general impression of the program.' > 
McDonald Trio began proceedings '' 
swiftly in a cycle act much above 
the average that found hearty re- , 
sponse. Frost and Morrison ex«; "*• 
tracted everything from their nia- -.' 
terlal possible. They were In favor, ^ 
for the major portion of their turn. • 
but need a stronger flnlsh. Jackson 
and Mack got the most when the 
feminine member danced. They 
have the old book-shop setting that 
has been handled often during the 
past few years by divers vaude- 
vtlUans. The couple barely pleaset'. 
Jimmy Lyons extracted a fair snare 
of applause. Vie Qulnn and Cand 
made a neat closer, the tough dance 
of Miss Qulnn proving the high 
light. She had a couple of frocks 
i that had the gals staring, too. 



Marcus Loew and Ed SchiUe' ar- 
'rlved In the Loew private car Mon- 
day morning and left, via Memphis, 
Tuesday night. They visited the 
new State theatre being erscted at 
Canal and Rampart streets. 



Gladya Moore, who several yeara 
ago won the title of New Orleans' 

prettiest girl. ,made her debut with 
the Saenger Players at the St. 
Charles theatre last week, scoring a 
sensatipnal hit. r ^ 

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the Tulana thto week. Last weeki ' 
"The Passing Show" bettered' 
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' Variaty's OfRcs Addresa, 
322 Chapman Bldg. 



Poiria holiday week the Orpheum 
audltnce got a treat In the form of 
the b'est bill It haa aeen this season, 
headfd by "Weber and Fields, there 
for « two-week «tay. With Weber 
and Fields as the offering "supreme" 
the hiiuise was Jammed from orches- 
tra to' gallery Monday right. 

In the audience were Trlxle Fri- 
gansfi, Frankle Bailey and Kate 
Conners, who had been members of 
the old Weber and Fields Musib 
Hall company. When the lights tn- 
dlcatifed Weber and Fleld« were next 
the crowd broke loose and kept ap- 
plaudbis three minutes before the 
"two- kids" could go Into tbelr rou- 
tine. .They began with the saloon 
■cen«. then went Into the poker bit 
In which Armand Kaliz and Flor- 
enc« Brown Johied in, and then to 
the "dying gladiator," which proved 
a wow. 

The applause seemed the kind that 



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never subsides, wh\en Kallz stepped 
out and stated^ that Councilman 
Gregory was present to give the 
"youngsters" the "key to the town." 
They took it and then Lew, to show 
that be still is in the chicken class, 
unlimbered himself and threw half 
a dozen handsprings which, of 
course, were a revelation. The 
comedians received one of the great- 
est ovations tendered anyone tn this 
house or city. ^ 

Joe Weston and Grace Eline 
knocked the "mob" oflt their. perch 
with comedy, song, etc., which hit 
on all eight cylinders regardless of 
who and what may have been ahead 
of them. This clever combination 
followed Web..- and Fields and 
stopped the show too. 

Howard's ponies and dogs had the 
path paved for them by eight of 
the Wright dancing aggregation, 
who did a little ensemble work as 
sort of atmospheric prelude. Then 
came tbe Howard animals, who tur- 
nMbed a corking and hiteresting 
routine. 

Jean Boydetl, character singing 
comedienne, next, did not let mat- 
ters lag at all. She Just hopped into 
her groove, which was a rather 
early one for an offering of this 
kind, and just let the mbb have It 
aplenty. If-finy of the Hollywooders 
on th6 lookout for types let this 
mummer get away from them with- 
out putting her mitt impression on 
the dotted line they q^ssed up a 
great bet. 

Next came Eileen Van Bene and 
Richard Ford in "Romance and 
Crinoline," backed up by the Wright 



BUFFALO 

By SIDNEY BURTON 

octet for atmospheric shading which J Majestic — "The Frame- Up." 



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MAKE UP 

EsL Henry C* Miner, Inc. 




was pleasing. The couple proved 
most satlsfaotoryt Following was 
Harry Breen. It was a "push-over" 
for hJm. After him were the Wright 
Dancers In their own offering, "The 
Dance Voyage," which features 
Helen Pachaud. The Idea of the 
turn is conveyed to the audience 
through Gordon Bennett, tenor, clad 
as a niaval offlcer. who narrates 
lyricaUy that he wants to see the 
girls of "the various nations dance. 
Then one sees Russian. Spanish, 
Bngllsh, French, Oriental, Indian 
and American style of stepping in 
enncmble and solo potions. ■ 

Klias Pachaud's Russian and 
Anierican Indian dances are classics. 
The act Is a real impressive flash 
turn. 

Closing were Margie Clifton and 
Partner with hand-to-hand, head- 
to-heart and perch maneuvering. 
Miss Clifton does the understanding. 
Jt was really remarkable how this 
mdt Jield the throng until thejr flrial 
trick, rng. 



was Bobbe and Starke In a skit, "One 
Eventful Nlgbt" It is gag material 
dealing with matrimony. Meeting 
before a drop In "one," they offer 
fast aaA^ bright patter. The crowd 
liked ^Instuft and applauded. Num- 
ber two laugh spot was down near 
the end of the program, held by Ad- 
ler ai^ Dunbar In "Laughter.as You 
Uke It." Adler Vtvea a number oC 
Tooal imitations of varlohs noiseSr 
ranging from a sawmill i'> the inevi- 
table barnj'ard animals. They do a 
takeoff .on a, "hypnotist" wliich en- 
ables Adler to do his imitations. The 
stuff was funny. Adler does con- 
siderable mugging to help build up 
the laughs. , 

In the opening spot the Zelda 
Brothers, acrobats, got a nice hand. 
Their aerial feats drew the most ap- 
plause. "Two GirlJ Who Sing" two 
buxom blondes, offered songs Just as 
broad as the law will allow, with the 
comedy points in the rough stuff 
registering. ., i. 

The dullest spot was that of ylr<ft 
ginia No^n and Co., offerlh^ "Love 
in the Suburbs." The sketch has a 
(lot anent the married man who re- 
turns home from a poker party at 
five o'clock in the morning and then 
faces his young wife and tries to 
square himself. Its lines and mech- 
anism were so old they creaked ter- 
ribly. The acting was Just passable, 
and never stirred more than a jMlite 
ripple of applatiae. 



During the past few days "The 
Goose Hangs Hlgh^ has been added 
to the Ust of early attractions at 
the Sbubert. 



HOUSTON, TEX. 

By BUD BURMEI8TER 

Vaudeville .this week is not so 
^ood. Coming right after the best 
^111 of the Reason last week, the 

current program found It hard to 

sustain interest. ^ Attractions to" be seen at the 

Mme. Schumann-Heink, assisted Sl*!?^. •'^*°f .„"»?.«™°"^'] .i"^'i'*'l 
*>y Florence Hardeman and Kathe- S!°£?,^. W.^J*•' ?/, ^P*"***'"' V ^^^ 
rine Hoffman, gave a concert here. i»^"^" « ."^{i,""*"' *°* *^^^""* 
MondajT night. Jascha Helfetz, vio-^*^®'" '" "*'"• 
lintst. Is booked for a concert 

Glover Davis, a blind dishw&sher 
at the Business Men's Citib. sang 
at the annual club dinner the other 
night by request ht the manage- 
ment. Davis formerly sang in 
vaudeville, but settled here to study 
voice. Local papers devoted col- 
umns of space to Davis. 



With the exception of "Dreamy 
Spain." Spanish dancing by Mile. 
Dellrlo. assisted by Fidel Irazabal, 
there la not much on the bill at Pan- 
tages to lift it out of the rut. Mile. 
Delirlo uses a fltting name. She 
fairly goes delirious In her dancing. 
The skit Is one of those knock-«m« 
down-and-drag-em-6utc affairs. In- 
terspersed with plenty of gusto and 
noise. A pretty setting is a redeem- 
ing feature. • 

There were two laugh spots that 
registered with the crowd. The first 



"The 
Rivals" next. 

Shubert • Tsek — "High SUkea" 
"Greenwich Village Follies" next 

Hipp— "Coming Thrpugh" (film). 

Loew'a — ^"Deadwood Coach" (film). 
. Lafayette— "Warrens of Virginia" 
(film). 

Olyntpic — "Welcome Stranger" 
(film). 

Qayety (Colambla)— "7-11."^ 

Qardefi (Mutual)^''Bpeed Girls." 

Playhouse — "Expressing WlUle" 
(Buffalo Players). 



"Meet the Wife," at the Play- 
house last week, was the first legiti- 
mate attraction to play opposition 
to the regular legit theatres here. 
The show, under the direction of 
Mark Byron, Is understood to be 
booked solid, playing direct opposi- 
tion to the K. and E. houses through- 
out the country. Byron was for- 
merly on the managerial end of the 
Cincinnati Symphony. 

The attraction played to excellent 
business here. Incidentally. local 
theatrical' sages point to the book- 
ing as evidence that the Playhouse 
Is developing into genuine opposi- 
tion to the legit houses and as an 
argument for a permanent project 
of the same character. 



The city council this week 
adopted a resolution authorising an 
amendment to tfafe building code to 
allow a theatre to be buiit. in the 
rear of the stores at 1436 Hertel 
avenue. This sUe, owned by S. 
WertlMimer, Is oiys block from 
Shea's North Park ahd has been the 



subJtBt of vigorouq opposition from 
adjoining charob imteresta which 
have so far blocked the theatfe- 
buildlng project. 



Ldcal newspapers capitalised the' -priate musieal score make this 



announcement of the Lafliyette 
Square, made In connection with 
its third anniversary week, that the 
theatre has always used newspaper 
advertising exclusively. Manager 
Shafer stated the Lafayette had 
never appeared on the billboards or 
used littM>graph3. 

' The statement was good for a 
column in all of the dailies. 



its eighth season at the St. John 
Auditorium last wee1( and will be 
presented by local players three . 
tfines a week during lient. New 
scenery and costumes and an appro- 



year's production ..better than its 
pre4ecessors. 

milott Nugent and Norma Lee, 
who have been members of the 
Stuart Walker Company during the 
past two months, have gone to New 
York. They will be back in the 
spring to appear in Mr. Walker's 
Cincinnati and Dayton companies. 
In private life Norma Lee is Mrs. 
Nugent. 



March •. 



The Chicago Civic Grand Opera 
company was at the Majestic, Dal- 
las, Monday night. 



Bob "Casey" Greer's tab company 
Is at the Prince theatre, and pack- 
ing 'em In. 



"Born Rich" topped the picture 
list last week at the Isis. *" 



Olga Petrova in "Hurricane," has 
been announced for the Scottish 
Rite Cathedral. Milton Goes will 
present the attraction. 



ATLANTIC CITY 

lly MORT EISEmXn 

Apollorr'The Fall QvT' (Ernest 

Truex). 

Virainia->'.7he Golden Bed." 
Cotdnial— "East of Sues." 
Capitol— "The Bandolero." ^ 
BiJou-l"Tho Fast Worker." 
Palace — "Life's Greatest Game." 
CHy Square — "The Dangerous 

Maid." . 
Liberty— "Forbidden Paradise." 
Savoy — Vaude. 
Central — "Sinners In Heaven." 



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The remodeled Palace opened last 
Sunday night, with Johnnie Walker 
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CINCINNATI 

By JAMES F. BECHTEL 

Grand— "Music Box Revue" 
Shubert— "For All of Us." 
Cox— "Thank You." 
Palace — Vaude. and picture. 
Keith's— Vaudeville. 
Olympic— "Sliding Billy Watson." 
Ei)«press— "Whl«z Bang Babies." 
Photoplays— Lyric, "The Thun- 
dering Herd": Capitol, "New Toys": 
Walnut, "The Lady": Strand. "Con- 
traband"; Family, "Recoil." 



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By HARPIB MEAKIN 

National— "Pvtor Pan" (MarUyn 
MUler). 

PoM's-^'The Passion Play" (film). 

Prasidsnt— "Rain" (Special Co.). 

Baiasco— "Cobna" 

Mutual— "Step Along" (Mutual). 

Qayaty — "Miss Tabasco" (Colum- 
bia). 

Photoplays — Palace, "C o m i n g 
Throuirh," Thonwis Melghan; Co- 
huAta. rrhe Swan"; Metropolitan. 
*T<Muming to Love," Constance Tal- 
nadsa"; Rialto, double feature 
*Tfow or Never," Harold Lloyd, and 
Clean Heart," Percy Marmont. 



Inauirural week is here, always 
looked ui>on as lite one sure week 
for bUr boalneaa by the local the- 



CHILDREN BOARDED 

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laqre atar Nawsj Crash ess". milk aaa 
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atres, but the first two days dis- 
closed nothing -that could be termed 
exceptional, as every oae is wonder- 
ing as to the final oount. "Etconouny 
programs," especially when it come: 
to "big shows," are looked upon with 
dread by most ezpurienced ahow- 
man. 

n>e attractioB, with the excep- 
tion of Poll's, where a disappoint- 
ment on "Blossom Time" forced ttie 
house to pick up a picture, "The 
Passion Play," that was shown last 
week at the Auditorium, are of ex- 
cellent caliber. 



Chester Qlackwell. for years in 
the New York KeUh ofSces, is now 
assistant manager of the new E^rle 
He was recently representing the 
Stanley Company in Atlantic City. 



Harold Phillips, dratoiatic editor 
the Times (Hearst), has had Frank 
Boer, former d. e. of the Post, bat- 
ting for him for the past week. 



one optimistic over the year's prom- 
ise. In Montana, due to improved 
crops last year, conditions are better 
than in several years. 

FriU KreiHler will be at the Me- 
tropolitan March $. On his last 
local appearance the violinist played 
before 5,000 at fhe oU Arena. 



night show. A near panic was 
averted by ushers. 




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2 Speed* Fonranl-Neutnl-2 Speed* Scvcas 
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week, breaking all of his former 
tendance records. 



Keen rivalry between tabloid 
shows playing suburban house.s hai 
developed into a fight for existence 
The first effects of the fight 
supremacy was noted this week with S 
the announcement that Eddie GtU 
moro's "Ginger Girls" had been ab- 
sorbed by Billy Grady's "Daffodlll 
Girls." Both companies have l>een, 
piloted by former Milwaukee stock- 
burlesque comiques. 



Mayor Brown has appointed Rev. 
M. Ashe- Everest, paator of St. 
Luke's Episcopal church, aa a spe- 
cial policeman to report on motion 
pictures. The mayor's own picture 
censor is to serve without salary. 

The minister was formerly a mem- 
ber of the motion picture censorship 
board, from which he resigned. 



SEATTLE 

By DAVE TREPP 
Coliaeum — "The City That Never 

Liberty— "The Thief of Bagdad" 

(Third week). 
Blue-M»uae — "The Redeeming 

Sin." 
CapHol — "Youth Triumphant." 
Columbia — "Let Women Alone." 
atraiwl— "The Golden Bed." 



The Brandon Opera Company has 
brought suit in the Victoria, B. C. 
courts against Mrs. Irma Tice 
Schroeder, wife of Louis Schroeder, 
of Seattle, for alleged insubordina- 
tion and extortion, claiming dam- 
ages to the extent of 11,500. Mrs. 
Schroeder was formerly actress and 
bookkeeper tor the Brandon com- 
pany, a musical organization now 
showing in Portland. Mr. Schroeder 
is with the company at thia time. 

Local theatre men believe the suit 
the outgrowth of Mr. Schroeder's 
alleged refusal to appear for a 
scheduled performance of the com- 
pany In Victoria. 



Northwest theatre men generally 
report good business, with every 



ERNEST EVANS 

With hU talented beauties, the 

Misses KnowleSy Fellegi, Clarke, Maeder, 
Mattingly and Sherman 

This Week March 1, Keith's RiYerside/ N. Y. 
Next Week March 9, N. Y. Hippodrome 

March 16 — Keith's Bush wick, Brooklyn 
March 23 — Davis Theatre, Pittsburgh 
March 29 — Keith's, Cincinnati 
ijl April 6 — Keith's Dayton and Majestic, Springfield 



Clutching his precious yioHn un- 
der his arm, Joseph Hanson, known 
on the streets of Vancouver, B. C, 
as "Kubelik," went to his dealli the 
night of Feb. 21 under the wheels of 
an automobile. 

rianson, who made his living 
playing on the street corners, had 
just completed a performance when 
he seemeid suddenly to become irri- 
table and rushed away from the 
crowd without looking where he was 
going. 

He dashed in front of a car and 
was instantly killed. 



April 12 — Keith's, Indianapolis 

April 19 — Empress, Grand Rapids 

April 26— Temple, Detroit 

M«7 3 — ^Temple, Rochester 

fAmj 11— Keith's, Philadelphia / 

Maj 17— Keith's, Washington 



CLEVELAND 

By PHIL 8ELZNICK 

Ohio— "Rain." 

Hanna — "Rose- Marie": "Little 
Jessie Jamea" underlined. 



"No, No. Nanette" came to the 
Ohio unheralded and sold out every 
performance, and had to stick in an 
extra Sunday night after closinR 
They broke the record of the town 
at $3.30, doing |39,600. 



Walker Whiteside in "Sukui;i" 
(Hanna) was unappreciated, and the 
show hit the low gross of season. 
getting around 16,000, including the 
holiday matinee. 



Harland Fend, vaudeville editor. 
the Plain Dealer, resigned last week 
to handle publicity at Keith's Talace. 



William Duebel, operator, Prin- 
cess, was severely burned ia."!l week 
when a film caught fire at the ml<I- 



Sale of the Union Opera Houae, 
New Philadelphia. O.. the oldest in 
tbla aectloo of the state, to the Skir- 
bril Bros, of Cleveland and Lo« An- 
gelaa. la announced. Tha new owners 
take immediate posseaalon. Plana call 
for azteaalTa alteratlooa thia sum- 



MILWAUKEE 

By H. M. ISRAEL 

Davidaon — "Parasites" (Francine 
Larrimore). 

Palaee — Vaude (Orpheum). 

Majeatio— Vaude (Western). 

Millar— Vaude (Loew). 

Qarrick— "Abie's Irish Rose" (5th 
week). 

Pabat — German Stock. 

Empraaa— "Speedy Steppers" (Mu- 
tual). 

Qsyaty — "Circua Daya" (Stock 
Burleaque). 

Alhambra— "Isn't Life Wonderful" 
(film). 

Wisconsin- "K I Marry Again" 
(film). 

Garden- "The I^ag Man" (film). 

Strand— "Argentine Love" (film). 

Merrill — "Capital Puniahment" 
(film). 



Taxing the seating capacity of the 
Pabst theatre. Frits Kreisler made 
his annual return to this city last 



Two new motion picture theatre 
are being planned, one in the sout 
end of the city and another in 
west. This brings^ the total of nev 
houses to l>e built to seven. 



Hia 
ment" 



"The Talk o( 



MONTREAL 

By RALPH CUBACK 

Majaaty'a— 'X:apltal Punish - 
(Ptctnre). Coming, -^Slttinrl 
Pretty." 

Qayaty (Burlesque)— 
the Town." 

Picturea 

Capitol, "The Goose Hangs High";] 
Palace. "Born Rich"; Strand. "Traf»l 
fJc in Hearts": St. Denis, "I. N. R. L" 
Belmoat, "In Every Woman's Life":j 
Rialto, "The Turmoil; Regent, "Ii 
Hollywood with Potash and Perl-^ 
mutter"; Papineau, "Gerald Cran« 
ston's Lady"; Plaza, "He Who Get 
Slapped"; Mt. Royal. "Loves Wil- 
derneas"; Corona, "Teeth": Malsor 
neuve, "A Cafe in Cairo"; SyBtem| 
"Scaramouche": Lord Nelsor 
Tongues of Flame." 



Harry 8. Dahn returned this we.^ 
aa Ynanager of the Capitol, in succes' 
aion to Ralph W. Thayer, who hi ' 
cone to New York. 



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9/cdnesday, March 4, 1925 



VARIETY 



'llEW YORK THEATRES 



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"MY GIRL" 

A SMASHIMS HIT 
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f.CJrUDL,L\^ MataL Wed. * Sat., t.3t 

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"ABIE'S IRISH 

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II PLAY THAT PUTS -U" l|l HUBOR 



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Malodraxaa by WlUard Mack 



FULTON 12^^ 2L*«»* ■*- »»» •«* 

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ELSIE JANIS 

In her Blr«'a-By« Beroa 

"PUZZLES OF 1925" 

■with JUfUT UnSSBT 



f Shato't "CandiOaT at Sltinge 
Theatre. Eve*. 8.36. MaU. Wed. 
* Sat, 3.86. 

f Pretented by ActorT Theatre 
with thit east: Katherine Cor- 
nell, Pedro de Cordoba, Richmrd 
Bird, Elizabeth Patter ton, Mr- 
neat Costart and Gerald Earner. 



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MaU. Wed. and Sal. 



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A new play »y H. B. Trarelyaa 
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Coacerta Sunday. I aad • P. M. 

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BOSTON 



By LEN LIBBEY 

_fcom Aesop's Fables to the Pathe 

^» it Is a Bwe«t show at th« local 

jRh house this week. Fbr the 

•nday aXtemoon show the thca^ 

■» atou^ thrpe-qqartera capacity. 

»*e Bhow Is bnllt' an)tinia three 

j^**~~lhe Anatol Frledland revue, 

»• Karyl Norman act and Al Her- 

»!•>>• But the chinks which are 

"M In with lesser lights are so 

•Jl taken care of that there Isn't a 

"n moment. 

*^yl Noman's act is easily the 



most imposing he has ever tried here, 
and this boy seems to get better with 
the passage of years. It is two years 
since he played this house. The act 
is ' So well oostuiaed and fitted 
with such scenic investiture that it 
can't help but go big with Norssan's 
work. He has admirable control of 
hlir Tolce, has excellent material to 
work with and baa dancing ability 
that would distinguish him if he had 
nothing else. 

Anatol Frledl.-ind stUI sticks to the 
revue idea, although this has been 
built up, both in size and 1b effect. 
The act has always scored hera, and 



more tlxaa likely alway* will, as 
Friedlaad pl«dka his slria with tsare. 
and be Admits that it la the girls 
who make the act. As the act ran 
Monday afternoon It 4M not stick to 
the program Tary cloeety. a couple of 
numbers being omitted. Al Herman, 
next to (dosing, liad his usual return 
of giggles, setting oCT to a strong 
hand by using a plant in the orches- 
tra (within the law) for a song num- 
ber finish. 

A still-life act, featuring Margaret, 
Buelah and Blanche Stewart, opened. 
At first the bouse was Inclined to 
take this act sitting en its bands, 
but it woke up as It went along, 
and the turn dosed t>ut excej>tloB- 
ally well. In second position was 
Boyd Senter, with Jack Russell at 
the piano. Senter has the ability to 
mal<e good use of any number of 
musical Instruments, sticking to Jazz 
numbers all the time. He was off 
well and kept it up for the main por- 
tion of his act, but made the mistake 
of coming back for more encores 
than the act could stand, with the 
result that his finish was weak. A 
few minutes clipped off the act will 
help a lot. 

Edwin George in a "Comedy of 
Errors" has an act that is untisual, 
which seems to have no head or tall, 
and thrives on the strange construc- 
tion. He is assisted somewhat by a 
woman, who isn't programed. Billy 
Hallen, sandwiched in between the 
Frledland and Norman acts, harUan 
ideal spot for his conaedy, and reg- 
istered accordingly. The Tom Davies 
Trio, two men and a woman on mo- 
tor cycles inside an Inclosure, closed. 
They were endangered by a walkout, 
which they stopped in time to keep 
most of those wlio started for their 
coats in the back part of the house. 



DETROIT, MICH. 

By JACOB SMITH 

Shubert- Detroit— "Passing Show" 
(two weeks). 

New Detroit— "Next Door." 

Bonstelle Playhouse — "The Ooose 
Hangs High." 

Oarrick— "The Potters." 

Majestic — "The Crooked Square." 
Next, "The Bat." 

Qayety — Bedini's "Peek-a-Boo" 
(Columbia). 

Cadillac— "Cuddle Up" (Mutual). 

Photoplays — "Monster," at Co- 
lonial: "North of X6," 2nd week At 
Adams; "As Man Deelres," at Capi- 
tol; "Qreed," at Madison; "Light- 
house t^ the Sea." at Broadwsy- 
Btrand; "Speed Spook," at Wash- 
ington. 



George W.- Trendle, general man- 
ager of the Kunsky theatres, has 
been appointed a member of the 
Detroit board of fire commissioners, 
four -year term. 



Lester Matt ha« opened a second 
downtown theatre in Flint. Mich., 
seating 1,600, which he calls the 
Bute. 



Roy Mack is now p oducing for 
the Oriole Terrace, Detroit, formerly 
handled by Ernie Young. Eddie 
Clifford Is master of ceremonies 
there; Custer and Rich and Nerj'da, 
dancer, are other principals besides 
a large chorua. Henry Thies sup- 
plies the music. 



Malnstreet— "New Toys," flloU And 
▼aude. 

Newman — "The Dfade Handleap,** 
films. 

Roysl— "The Thief t Basdad." 
film. 

LibeHy— "A X/Ost Lady." fUm. 

"ArtisU and Models" made Its first 
Kansas City showing at the Shubert 
last week, with a $1.85 top. The 
press notices were of the perfunctory 
order. Mitxl follows for a week In 
"The Magic Ring." with Ethel Bar- 
rymore In "The Second Mrs. Tan- 
queray" underlined. Top price for 
either of the latter attractions will 
be IS. 



The Gayety, playing Columbia bur- 
leque. has started giving a special 
midnight show on Wednesday nights. 



The Twelfth Street theatre, locat- 
ed next door to the Pantages and 
across the street from the Empress, 
the Mutual burlesque house. Is try- 
ing out "real burlesque" at 15 and 
U cents. 



The first radio show to be held 
here is on this week. ^The event is 
taking place at Convention Hall. • 



The earthquake, which was dis- 
tinctly felt in and around Boston, 
caused considerable excitement in 
several of the local theatres and pic- 
ture houses, especially the downtown 
house, where the theatres are hotised 
in bigh brick buildings. In some In- 
stances patrons of the house ran to 
the lobby, but they were quieted 
without much difficulty, and there 
was no panic. 

Monroe M. Goldstein ef Kesdler 
tc Goldstein, theatrical lawyers, is 
due back from abroad March • on 
the George Washington. ' '^ *■'■•■"■ 



KANSAS CITY 

By WILL R. HUGHES 
iShubert— "The Magic Ring." 

urpheum — Vaudeville. 

Globe— Vaudeville. 

Pantages — Vaudeville. 

Gayety — Harry Ste.«pe's Co. (Co- 
lumbia). 

Empress— "Hello Jake Qirls" (Mu- 
tual). 

Garden— Al Bridge Musical Co. 



THEATRICAL OUmTTEBS 
ISM Broadway New York City 



THEITDICAL CUTS 



TH£ STANOAPO ENGRAVING CO.I' 



►.rw yoiTK. 



ARE YOU GOING TO EUROPE? 

Waa aaahip aeeammadatlona arranged ee all Un«« al Main Offlec Pricea 

Daata are calae very fall: arranse early. 

FurekKn Money boacbt aad sold. Liberty BoBda baaeht aad sold. 

PALL TArSIO A M>.N ia4 Beat 141* St. Maw Xerk ^, 
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NEW YORK 

WEEK MARCH 9th 



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Ingepue Prima Donna and Dancer 

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BARNEY GERARD^ 

INCOMPARAtLK 

TOIUES OF THE DAY" CO. 

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COLUMBIA THEATRE 

NEW YORK 

WEEK MARCH 9th 



' CHICAQO HESIAU) AND BXAMINBR: 
"SL.SA NAY, « demure blon<|e. le « good looker, daacee well, slnvs like m 
nlshttncato and puts over her Unea ixi, a most effective maimer." 



CINCINNATI KNQUiraai : 

"BIpSA may la a clever little perfonner. 8he alnsa agreeably, dances well, 
and to tiMM accompllflhmenta adds skill as an actress." 




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Oorr Sam 
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Kala Bettr 
Raaly John 
Halamaa Popvr 
Hlltea Twiu 
Hoppar DeWolt 

Ja4c* Anaia 

Kaatlac C A 
Kaiay Marsot 
Kalaa Plo 
KlrMand OUdr* 
lAhr Bart 
L«ada BUnton 
IiaoaaM 8«tma 

Karoo Un. W 
Martail* Tom 
^Ifartla T 

Na8 Johaar 
Mabtot Voroaa 

OraieaAa Harry 

Piaaal Paal 

Bar Mario 
Blnehart HaUa 
Rosara Harry 



JAIES HAMSON 

Iwltl f^ tiM praaent be located at 
iHafl^ Qranada, Swttor and HVde 
ISkraat^ San Franeisoo, Cal. Ad- 
w aaa nim there for vaudeville 
Imalarlal. Among recent eiients 
lar« Faur KUrto na , Sophie Tuck- 
\mt, Jimmy Lyons, Barr and La 

•am ward, Beeman and 

and Qeorse Quhl. 



Rorora Roy 
Royal Jack 

Schllsonyl NIklaa 
Smith Paul O 
BCaptaen Murray 
Swor CUS 

Taylor Ray 
Tralfaaa Ruby 



TraTor Passy 

Waeha Joo 
Walllncton BylTla 
Whaelar Ted 
Wllllama Jack 
Wllaon Bdmuad 

Tartin Pan! 
Taomaa * Brlgsa 



NEWARK 

_ By C. R. AUSTIN 

thubert— "Be Tourself." 
Brbad— "Saint Joan." 
Proelor's Palace — ^Vaudeville. 
Leaw's Stato— "The Great Divide" 

and vaudeviUe. 
Nawark-'"Ttae Bridge of Sighs." 
Branfard— "Aa ICan Daatres." 
Rialto— "The Thundering Herd." 
Fox' Terminal — "The Speed Spook" 

and "Unmarried Wivee." 
Ooedwin— "Janice Meredith." 
Miner'a Empire— "Take a Look" 

(Cohimbla). 
Lyrio— "Qiggles" (Mutual). 

Interesting figures have Just been 
released by the Censor Bureau on 
the funds turned over to charities 
from Sunday performances in local 
houses. Fifty per cent of the net Is 
distributing among 79 o reran isatlons. 
No announcement of the beneficiary 
of any performance is allowed, but 
the receipts are assigned according 
to the needs of the different organi- 
zations. In 1924. 185,646 was so ap- 
portioned, which is approximately 
$1,000 more than the IttS figures. 

These fleruree Indicate business 
slumped somewhat frpm 192S. mh the 
residential picture housas have been 
open for the last Ave months of 19S4. 
which should have greatly Increased 
the gro88. 



illnesa, and Taylor Howard and 
"Them" substituted. 



South Side High School'a paper, 
"The Optimist." one of the beat In 
the country, has started a aartea of 
interviewa with prominent actora 
who visit Kawark. The Initial arti- 
cle was devoted to Ina Claire with a 
full-page picture. 



Scher's ticket office Is doing better 
business consistently. Last week he 
used larger space to-advertlse the 
"Follies" (Shubert) than the show 
did Itself. ■ 



KENNARD'S 
SUPPORTERS 






The Patitagea, "Washington's 
Birthday week, was minus its feat- 
ure, Joe Teliners and Pasedena Bn- 
tertalners. It was first announced 
they had been delayed by a flood in 
Virginia, but it was found two mual- 
oians had gone to a hospital in Phil- 
adelphia. Qermaine and Gordon 
were siteured too lata for the early 
shows. Later Sid Hall and orchesQra 
replaced Oermalne and Gordon, who 
will play Newark later. On Tuesday 
Foley and Lature were out through 



SYRACUSE, N. Y. 

By CHBSTBR B. BAHN 

Wieting— "Abie's Irish Rose" (4th 
week). Third week's groaa about 
I14.000. 
B. F. Koith'a— Vaudeville. 
Temple — Pop vaudeville. 
Strand— "Her Night of Romance." 
RebMna-Eokal— "The Girl la the 
Limousine." 
Empire — "This Woman." 
Creaeent— "Locked Doora." 
Savoy— "Hutch of tfaa U. B. A." 
Rivoli— "The Arlsona Romeo." 

Clarence Ball Temple, assistant 
stage manager, died suddenly Feb. 
26 while shifting scenery. An amba- 
lance surgeon found Ball dead on 
his arrivaL Ball was with the 
Temple for the paat twelve yeara. 



The Waterloo Ministers' Associa- 
tion has declared war on the Sun- 
day movie movement there, and win 
fight the referendum at the polls 
March 17. 

Lallva Brownell, aetreaa, has 
signed as director of dramatics In 
the Williams School of G^zpression 
and Dramatic Art (Ithaca Conserv- 
atory of Music). 

Franklin H. Chase, dramatic edi- 
tor. The Journal, after an operation 
In Rome. Italy, has resumed his 
travels through Italy. 

Norman Furhey, movie actor and 
medicine show "artist," was arrested 
at BelJevlUe on a non-supi>ort 



ADIRONDACK TUBERCULAR FUND 

NORTHWOOD HOME SARANAC, N. Ya 



EDWIN MAYER, President 



NEW YORK AUXILIARY 



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S. F. A£B££, Prea. WILLIAM MORRIS, Yioe-Pre*. COL. WALTER SCOTT, TteM, 



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AN APPEAL ; . ; ; 

•^ of the show buiiinesa is invited to contribute toward the Building Fund of the 
Korthwaod Home, to found an institution at Saranac, N. T., sufnolently large to take ears 
oC ALL patlenta afflicted with the dread disease who may wish to avail themeelvea of 
tta prlTuag a. 

' Tfaa Sanitarium will be non-sectarian. A patient once carolled may remain within 
RS hooMUka walla until pronounced cured, without charge of rniy kind, form or natura. 

It la hoped to make the Home at Saranac a monument to the American Show Buai* 
fiaaa tiiat will attract. the attention of the world. 

r 

The »how bwnine8$ taket care of U» own 

Oa your bit. Send anything you think you can afford. It's for all of us and far the 
lM«pl* of the theatre. - 

>--.'>. Make All Remittances Payable to ' 

COL. WALTER SCOTT. Treasurer 
X.. 1493 Broadway (Putnam Bldg.), N. Y. City 



charge, preferred against him last 
summer at Watertown. 



ntica's new Olympic, operated by 
W. H. Linton, devoted to fllras, 
opens this month. 



VALENTINO'S WIFE 

(Coi. I pace 1) 

Valentino' he flared up, declaring 
that he would not stand for the in- 
sult to his wife, and would refuse 
to continue his contract. Then he 
and his wife left for Palm Springs, 
where both are sojourning. 
Williams Stallina 

WilUains tried to keep the matter 
from becoming known this week by 
stating that production of "The 
Hood^ Falcon." to have started 
March 16, had been put off for 90 
days, as the comiHiny felt that time 
was needed to prepare for the pic- 
ture. 

This statement was forthcoming 
after conferences between Williams, 
his attorneys and those represent- 
ing Valentino, as It was figured by 
them that peace could be affected 
and .production continued by that 
time. 

The break is said to have been 
caused through the Valentlnos en- 
gaging Alan Hale to direct the pic- 
ture without consulting Williams. 
Whan the latter protested he did 
not think that Hale should have 
been hired the Valentlnoa are said 
to have told him that they knew 
what they wanted and whom they 
wanted and if he dhl jiot like what 
they did Valentino would quit. This 
ultimatum was delivered at a time 
when most of the supportli^ oaat 
had been engaged and seta ware 
being built at the United Studios 
for production. 

It la aald that when Williams 
told-them he felt that a more ex- 
perienced director was needed and 
that he was going to select one 
Rambova became excited and told 
Rudolph to come on, with the in- 
terview ending then and there. 

During the making of "Cobra" 
Mrs. Valentino had several spats 
with employees on the sets with 
a camera man quitting as the result 
of one squabble and with actors 
protestlnfir against Interference on 
her part but getting nowlicre vlth 
their protests. 

Mr. Williams declined to comment 
oa the matter further than to state 



the next production had been post« 
poned for three months. It Is un- 
derstood that the Valentlnos will re- 
main away until matters have been 
settled by their attorneys one way 
or another. 



THOMAS' PUY 

(Cent* ' fr-m page 1) 
Telegraph's" attitude towards the 
dhuberts in a front page statement 
in which was set forth the Shuberts 
has promised him (Thomas) that 
when the late Rennold Wolf and 
W. B. Lewis were off the paper, the 
Shubert theatre advertisements 
would be inserted. Thomas pointed 
out that as the condition now pre- 
vailed as required by the Shuberts 
and as there was no inclination to 
carry forth the promise of years 
ago, "The Telegraph" not only did 
not seek the Shuberts' advertise- 
ments, but the paper would not ac- 
cept such copy if offered. 

The row between the Shuberts and 
"The Telegraph" dates back to the I 
controversy between the managei s ' 
And the "syndicate" which led the ; 
Shuberts to publish "The Review." ' 

Lee Shubert Is reported having j 
figured it out that "The Telegraph" 
to date circulated principally in 
sporting circles, persons who know 
shows business and therefore thea* 
tra advertisement! were not neces* 
sary. 

According to the report, Lee con- i 
sidered It was a saving of tlS.OOOJ 
annually. 



ALL STYLES of STAQC DANCINQ 

JOHN BOYLE 

Boyla a Bannctt, fomerlr Borla * Bra<a ; 
Have tsaffht danctas to Fred Stona, Rntb I 
Bud. Tom Dinsla. Ids Mar Chawiek and 
bunilrada of others. 

Vaudeville AcU SUged 
Ba4 Weat 42d St.. N. Y. Penn. 47SSi 



^TUXEDOS 

Pull dresS 

and cttUwar aulta from flnaat Ith 
ATe. tallora. saw and allghtlx naed; 
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BUCKNER! Enough Said! 

. FRANK L TELLER HOLDING CO., he, 

CONTROLLINQ 

BUCKNER'S STAR PRODUCTIONS, Inc. 

1100,000 NEW YORK CORP. 
aSTHUa BUCKMBB Preaideirt FBANK I.. TKLLKB fleeretary and Trwuurer 
. LYMAN HK8H. Atty. 



FRANK L. TELLER 

Presenting 

Peggy Hopkini Joyce in 

"KABSIEI MISTEESS" 

By Samuel Shipmsn 



PRESENTING 

Bothwell Browae in 

"DANGIHQ DIAHA" 

—60 PEOPLE— 

FOR BROADWAY 



IN PREPARATION 

BOBBY RANDALL 

BROADWAY'S YOUNGEST AND NEWEST STAR 
Opening About May 1st in a New Broadway Musicsl Production 
^ to— PEOPLE— 40— PEOPLE— 60 



Now arranging for a Staff of Competent Associates 

Will entertain any legitimate the- 6— MOBfliDiABT rOBPORATlONH— < 

atrical proposition open for investi- ^"•'kaer'a New York The^trca, Isr. 

nation Wa want tklat^.. .h!.V,! Boeknrr'a BIr CabM^t Revara, Inc. 

♦ ^-. -» thsatres, aHrac- Boekaw-a Sapptir Club, Inc. 

tions, stars, supper clubs, etc Will Buckaar'a Stndl* School a WorkMliop, 

provide entertainment for anyone, ^<'- 

any where, any time. We can handle ""i^"''* *'•»»»•»• «*atal 8y»tem Co., 

anything from a single to a eireua Bnokncr'a BxelaMve Acta, Inc. 

Buckner's Studio School and Work Shop 

Opening This Week 
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Ex. OfRces: 233 W. 42d St., Case BIdg., Suite 510. Lsckswsnna 1669-1670 
Arthur Buckner's Hotel Address: Hermitage Hotel. Phone Chick. 2700. 



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quate. and that revision must be 
made. As to how long it will take 
to- bring this revision about lies, it 
la stated, entirely wltli the opppos- 
ing groups. Members have ex- 
pressed their sincere desire to 
bring about prompt action, but can- 
not do so under present conditions, 
when each measure is attacked from 
so many angles. 

One committee member atated 
that.it took six years to bring about 
the final enactment of the 19M law 
and "by the looks of things it was 
going to take six plus another six 
to bring out a new law." 



FINAL HEARING 

(Continued from page 2) 
tive from New Jersey at the. behest 
of the Authors' League, and which 
had the general aproval of all the 
"creative" or writing factions. 

Jn summing up on tlie past hear- 
ings it may t>e stated that radio's 
dealre to get the free uae of copy- 
rlffbted music la one of those that 
hut died permanently. Thi* was 
Yerjr much evidenced at the flrst 
haaring o the Perkins bill, when 
Paul B. Klugh. representing the 
Broadcasters' Asaoclation, had his 
•very argument tabled by 'he ccm- 
antttoe. Another desire for. free 
eopyrighted music, this from tiic 
theatre owners also, has "gone by 
tha boarda," judging from the at- 
titude of ^e committee. 

*At the session on Tuesday, Feo. 



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j : 600 West 186th Street 

NEW YORK CITY 



24. H. M. Rlchy, representing the 
theatre owners of Michigan and 
their allied State organizations, 
had a hard time of it lie noade 
the usual attack upon the .i.m«r- 
Ican Society of Composerc, Autliors 
and Publishers, practically laujfhed 
down by the committee members, 
including Representative Frank L>. 
Reid of Illinois, who has been the 
most persistent, along with Con- 
gressman Sol Bloom of New Verk, 
questioner on the committee. 

Richy stated that cdntrol shou'id 
be put upon the American Society 
by a compulsory license methot* 
setting forth in the law Just what 
the society could charge. This 
brought the suggestion from a com- 
mittee member that a law should be 
set as to what admission could be 
charged to a picture theatre. An- 
other suggestion of Mr. Richy that 
theatre owners would gladly deal 
with the - individual composers did 
not get very far either, as the com- 
mittee wanted to know how the 
several hundred eompoaers could be 
reached indi\'ldually. Rlchy came 
back with the suggestion that the 
composers could have a representa- 
tive in each large city handling 
their business, which brought the 
observation from Mr. Bloori that It 
waa evident the picture theatre 
owners wanted a lot of Uttle "pools" 
instead of one big one, such as the 
American Society. 
Having set forth two of the 



"casualties," which can be termed 
as successes tor the composers .and 
authors, your correspondent must 
also record a defeat for these same 
composers and authors. The Per- 
klnk bill from every Indication Is 
tabled. This observation la based 
upon the statement of Mr. Perkins 
himself when he asked at the close 
of. the la4t hearing that the various 
factions get together during thp 
summer and bring befof^ Congress, 
when that body again meets, a bill 
upon which they all agree. He also 
proposed that a committee frotki the 
Patents Committee be appnintetl to 
act in an unofficial capacity with 
the representatives of the groups in 
fashioning tl\^ new measure. 

Variety's Washington representa- 
tive haa been repeatedly asked for 
an expression of opinion as to his 
impression of the present status of 
tlie hearings. It might be added it 
would seem that the several mem- 
bers oi the committee are com- 
pletely "sold" on the right of the 
composer and author to dispose and 
control the several divisional 
rights in their own creations. The 
flght, following the Introduction of 
the "all approved" bill when it 
comes forth next session, will be 
for the writing group to convince 
Congress aa a whole, as the com- 
mittee has seemingly been "won." 

The Hoyae committee, it would 
appear, is also "sold" on the idea 
that the present law is not ade- 



BROADWAY STORY 

(Continued from page 19) 
Eva'' had its best week with nearly 
$20r000. Sevcrat musicals, however, 
started skidding, including "Artists 
and Models." "Natja," the new 
operetta at the Knickerbocker, has 
drawn but mildly to date. . 

Two musical arrivals this week, 
however, figure to be among the 
money shows. The demand for 
Ziegfelds costly "Louie the Uth," 
at the Cosmopolitan was amazing. 
"Sky High," the WlUie Howard 
musical at the Shubert, opened 
Monday* and was favorably re- 
garded. 

It is becoming a habit to lay off 
shows on Broadway for a week and 
reopen at another house. The latest 
attraction to work the trick is "Pro- 
cessional," which jumped -suddenly 
from the Garrick to the Comedy, is 
laying off this week, then restarts 
at the 49th Street next week. It 
will give the Theatre Guild three 
attractions on Broadway in addi- 
tion to their latest attraction 
"Ariadne." rated a lower floor play. 

The Actors Theatre, too, appears 
to have hit its stride in revivals. 
The success of "Candida" is such 
that it will be given a chance to 
run through the season. It moved 
from the 4Sth Street to the Bltinge 
last week and next Monday wil) 
Jump again to the Ambassador. 
'The Wild Duck," presented by the 
same organization at the 48th Street 
last week, drew exceptional notices 
and got $8,000 in seven perform- 



ances, starting this week with a 
$1,000 Monday. 

Among the other new siiows. 
"White Collars" is confidently ex- " 
pected to build at the Cort, tut ' 
the first week was not Impressive, 
approximating $8,000. "Two by 
Two" will probably close at tho^ 
Selwyn Saturday, the house getting 
"Puppets" Monday. The latter show 
was known as "The Marionette 
Man," also "The Knife in the Wall." 
"Tangletoes* goes off also. Its place 
at the 39th Street .being taken ne^t 
week by "The Handy Man," which 
was called "Odd Jobs.". "The Night 
Hawk" Is playing to v^ry little blsl- 
ness at the Bijou and might dis- 
appear quickly. "The Virgin of 
Bethulia, " which started last week, 
stops Saturday to make yt&y for 
"Candida" at the Ambassador. "The 
Fall Guy" takes the Eltinge Mon- 
day. 

Leaving Saturday also ara 
"Chauve-Souris" at the 49th Street: 
"Seeniaya Ptitza" (Bluebird), als* , 
Russian, at the Frolic: "The Grab 
Bag" has another week to ero at 
the Globe, then touring. "ThS 
Youngest" will move into the house 
from the Gaiety which will gei 
"Loggerheads" now in the Village. 
A. new edUIon of the "Follies' IS 
carded for next week. 

The road "Follies" was best on 
the subway circuit last week, get- 
ting over $20,000 at the Shubert. 
Newark; the Broad Street in tha 
same stand grossed $5,000 with "Tha 
Lounge Lizard," a new play aimed 
for Chicago; "The Gingham Girl"- 
got arqund $13,S0O at the Majestic. 
Brooklyn; "Cobra" got nearly 
$13,000 at the Rlveria. and "Con- 
science," $6,500 at the Bronx Opera 
House. 

Big Dump Monday Night 

All of the premium agencies were 
-hit a wallop OS Monday night by 



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the cold wave and every attiraction 
for which they held buys, with the 
V «xceptlon of '"la Zat So?" wan 
r dumped into the cut rates. In the 
out rates Monday nigrht was referred 
to as "the vorst ni^t of the year. ' 

Two of the new attractions of th? 
week received heavy buys, while one 
sot a small buy, thus brlncrinar the 
total to 22 in the premium agencies. 
For "Lioule the 14th," at the Cos- 
mopolitan, the agencies are taking 
600 a night for four weeks, with a 

f^lO per cent, return permitted; for 

* "Sky High," the new WlUie Howard 
•how at the Bhubert, they have 300 
a night for a like period, with a 
26 per cent, return. For Doris 
Xeane in "Starlight," at the Broad - 
hurst, 100 a night is what the agen- 
cies are carrying. 

The complete list Is: "The Virgin 

'of Bethulla" (Ambassador); "The 
Harem" (Belasco); "The Guards- 
man" (Booth); "Starlight- (Broad- 
hurst); "The Love Song" (Cen- 
tury): "Is Zat So?" (Chanin's); 
"Louie the 14th" (Cosmopolitan); 
"The Dove" (Empire); "Puzales of 
1926" (Fulton); "The Grab Bag" 
(Globe); "Rose-Marie" (Imperial); 
"The Student Prince" (Jolson): 
"They Knew What They Wanted" 
(Klaw); "Lady Be Good" (Liberty); 
*Xadles of the Evening" (Lyceum); 
Cape Smoke" (Martin Beck); 
Music Box Revue" (Music Box); 
•Tollies" (Amsterdam); "Old Eng- 
h" (Ritx); "Sky High" (Sbubert); 
•Tangletoes" (39th St.); "Big Boy" 

; (Winter Garden). 

■' -" ' Cut Rate List Growing 

As is natural with the advent of 
the Lenten period 4he cut rate list 
Is growing and this week 25 at- 
tractions were listed at bargain 
prices. They are "The Virgin of 
Bethulla" (Ambassador); "Mrs. 
Partridge Presents" (Belmont); 
-The Night HawV (Bijou); "De- 
sire Under the Elms" (Carroll); 
"The Love Song" (Century); "The 
Rat" (Colonial); "White Cargo" 
(Comedy); "White Collars*" (Cort); 
"Hell's Bella" (Daly's); "Dancing 



.Mothers" (Elliott); "Betty Lee" 
(44th Street): "The Youngest" 
(Gaiety): "Patience" (Greenwich 
Village); "Topey and Eva" (Har- 
ris); "Houses of Band" (Hudson); 
"Natja" (Knickerbocker) ; "The 
Dark Angel" (Longacre); "(^pe 
Smoke" (Martin Beck); "Quaren- 
Une" (Millers); "Silence" (Na< 
tional): "The Small Timers" (Punch 
A Judy); "Two by Two" <Selwyn): 
"Tangletocs" (39th St.); "She Had 
to Know" (Times Sq.); "China 
Rose" (Wallack's). 



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LITTLE THEATRES 

(Continued ft-om page 22) 

Liberal Arts, lias been adjudged 
winner of the play writing contest, 
which was conducted imder the di- 
rection of the college dramatic 
club. Its title is "Wlspie and 
Wisper." 



Pasadena (Calif.) Community 
Players presented at their play- 
house last week "The Enchanted 
Cottage." Maurice Wells and Mar- 
cella Burke headed the cast. Oil- 
mor Brown staged the production. 



Three plays have been selected 
for production by the Santa Monica 
(Calif.) Theatre Guild. Robert Hut- 
ton will stag« the production of 
"Thirty Minutes on the Street," "In 
the Shadow of the Glen." and "The 
Boy Comes Home." Caisting has 
begun this week with the first of 
the plays to be put into immediate 
rehearsal. 



The Theatre Arts Club has moved 
into the Players theatre at 1757 
Bush street, San Francisco. The di- 
rector is Talma-Zelta Wilbur. Four 
one-act plays were presented on the 
opening nipht, "Crabbed Touth and 
Afee," by Lennox Robinson, "Cash — 
$2,000," by Nathan G. Chatterton," 
"Hardy Perennials," by Arthur 
Meeker, Jr., and Arnold Bennett's 
"A Good Woman." 



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Mendawi. Comcllua, 830 Qklt St. 
McAli'uter. VarA, BT33 Wlattarop AvA 
UcraOden. Ruby. S81T Ohio St. 
MeKIIIIp. Mildred P., PamtbMii TitMitrB. 
IfcLjiaKbllo. Lrna, 310S Plflh Av* 
Nesbll. Katherina L... 24W Wilson At*. 
NajTl*. Owandolyn, M2 Soaoyald* A*« 
PertOD, Qeorce, Hub Tbaatr* 
Fabat L.«>ne J., S414 Parker Ave. 
PkriMll, Editb. Orpbcum Tbratr*. 
Pcralta. Mail* M.. Ascber'a Columbua 
Roabllnc. Margaret B.. 4eM Woodlawr 

Av». 
Rlcht«r. A. J.. Stratford Tbcatr*. 
RandMph. JaMM O.. IWl 8. Aran Ara. 
Sprlnc Olbba J., HamUn Tkaatra 
Btavaw. Robert W., VOX Uatvrraity Ava. 
Snrder. Qraca E . 6iM Pullarton Parkway. 
Sinaacr. Inn L., Baatarly Tbaktra. 
Sloana. Oraca B.. ICM E tTtb St. 
Slabel, Irma. Atlantic Tbaatra. 
Schindiar. Prank. Saao BlBwae« Ava 

B^rwyn. 111. 
S>-ala. Qraca W.. Aabland Tbaatra. 
Shamp, CbArlaa A.. 1008 Oakdala ATa. 
Shook. E H . 7418 N. Aablaad Kf. 
Sadler. Anita Bun Tbaaire 
Stockman. Ralph. flM Broadway 
Stocdll. C B.. UU B. Mtb PI 
Sochkamakl. CatlMCtaa. MT W Mtk St. 
Thome, Hattta, CallforBto Tbaatra. 
Tracbail. BoaU. UU If La Salic M. 
Trim, Martell. Daarbom Tbcair« 
Tyasko. Ansa. «U1 N. La Vcme Ava. 
Tarry. Lao. Maw TlQa Tliaatra. 
Turner, Raymond M.. Aaebar'a MctropoH 

UB. 

Vand» Stoet, Paarl, Bradlay Rotai. 
Vynne. Annabellc, Paramount Tbeatra. 
Wtlann. U Emmatt. %\Vt Klmbark Ava. 
Weia, Dorothy M.. 121S N. Shore Ave 
Weatbrook. Halaa M . Woodlawn Theatre. 
Wellner, Gabe, Stata Tbaatra, Roaaland. Ill 
Wllltama. Nellie. Roaawootf Theatre. 
Welrb, J. Remlnatoe. llcVlcker'a. 
War., Mildred L,.. Caatlc Tbaatra. 
WlllpalcL, Meyer. 1970 Hoyna Av*, 
Walls. Annie J.. ISS B 4Mh St 
Wall, Ilenrlatta. 8734 Sanfamop St. 
WIdner, Kemetb. SeSl Dorchester Ava. 
Toung, Ployd N.. Peoplea Tbaatra. 
Zuber, F. J., 6748 Baat End Ave. 



IN LOS ANGELES 

Adams, Frances, Fairyland, Anahctm. 
Atidenon, A V.. Ma]eetl«, Santa Monica. 
Anderson. Frank. Llbarty. Ixms Baacb. 
Apple, Ous, California. L/ina Baach. 
Arkbuah. Z.. 38M Vaacouver Ava.. Loa An- 

geles. 
Atwood. Olive. M30 Callls Ave.. Loa An- 

cal'a. 
Aoer, Carl. Tempeat. Loa Aagalaa. 
AuKustin. Vernon. Strand, Lea Angales. 
Ilaker. Ullvla. 2828 Callla Ave., Loa Angeels 
Beckfr, H , 1082 Overland Ht., Culver City 
nittner, Myrtla. Apollo, Loa Amtelca. 
Hrayman, Ida, Colonial. South Pasadena. 
Kr>'«'~n, Amy, Templa, Loa Angelea. 
Budrow, V. H., Wllshira, Loa Angelaa. 
Btirland, Herbert. Ptasa, San Diego. 
Burnett. W B.. Maybell*. Bell. Cal. 
Byraa, Jamea. Wblttlar, Whittler. Cat 
Clinton, Arthur. Oraamao's L!etropolltan. 

Loa Ancelea. 
Csllrot. Betty, lOSI Flarlda St.. Loa An- 
gelea. 
•Tallla. T. fl.. Temple, Alhambra. Cal. 
Campbell, r. S., L'altsd. Anabalm. Cal. 
Campbell. Mary. 8128 Prankllo Ava.. Holly 

wood. 
Carroll. Mary, 1788 Cberokea Ava.. !Ȥ 

Angeles. 
Caaall, Kata, 282 North Arden Road. \/^' 

Anrele» 
Chatburn. Brba, Saa Theatre. Loa Angeles 
Chrlstennen. Robert. Mission. Rlveralde. 
riar"!, Archie 8.. California, Ontario. 
Clark, l... Oarrkk. Los Angelea. 
<'lark. I.. H . California. Loa Angelea. 
Clement. Maun. 481 8 Grand Ave Lo» 

.^njtel's 
Collier. Ituth, Granada. Hollywood 
Colllna. Krroll. Broadway Leo Angales 
Cook. Orace. Wlgwso. Laa Angelaa. 
Cornish. Dubola. Walker. Santa Ana 
CUrlla. H.. 221 W »7lh St.. I>os Angeles 
Cults. Hetty. Academy. Loa Angelas • 
DshI, Harry. 1844 Holtman Ava Loa An 

«eles. 
Dauner. Mary. RtarlABd, No. B'way an<l 

Wash. Av«.. Loa Angalea. 
Parr ".f^ . Walter. (Mrden l.na Angelaa. 
Davis. Ixive. Paramount. Hollywood. 
Deldrl'-h. BfAe. 883H W 48d St.. Loa An 

geles 
Dclevante. Edward. 2308 OoegB Ave.. Sante 

Monica. 



Oalmar, Stanley,. iUecnt. Rivatslda. 
, Downs, Chariot t*. TUly'a Loe AngclA. 
On Praso^ Helen. Janaea's Melroa*. HoUy 
wood. 

IhMilap, Howard. Palaca. Long Beach. 
Angelea. 

Donlavy. Priea, Haltywood. Hollywood. 
Bltary. I^stla. RlaltOr Bl Monte. 
Brhardt. B.. Larrhmont. Loa Angalea. 
Ebcrl*. Bert. Red Mill. Loa Angelea. 

gelca 
riynn. KalherlDe, Egyptian. PasBdena. 
IXaiMsr. La Koy, Oarrlck, Loe Angelea. 
rraed. Walter, Palace. Long Beach. 
Prtrk, B. L., Mission. Lae.ABgcle*. 
Prita. A. B.. California. Ahabalm. 
Gamer, Ethel Bard's. Hollywond. 
Olmmlll. Ru<h. Astnr Hotel, Ix>s Angelea 
nillan. Jeaaamlne. 221 « W 8tb St.. Loa 
Qleasoti. O., Huntley, Hollywt>od, 
Olcdihtll. OeolTrey 1».VI Lucretia St., Lo 

AaccleB. 
artmca. Bmma, 1300 Brunawick, Pasadsna 
Omnlaon, Dorothy. Playhouaa. Loe Aa- 

gelea. 
Hagood. Zsla. 318 N Orapiga St.. OlaDdala 
Halnea. Chauncey, 12fl0 Boynton. Olendala 
Halnsworth, Rnhert. Iris, Los Angelaa. 
Rartmon. HaroM. Seville. Inglewood. 
lUrtwell. Lillian. Encell. Loa Angelea. 
Haattnga Ray. Pbllbarmoale Aadltnrtnm 

Loa Aac«Iaa 
Rayaai. Ocotfc, AmfcasMdor. Zise AagdaS. 
Hcaros H. B.. Cavena, Covcna. 
Hill, J. B^ 444t Melhovme St., Los Aegslea 
Homsr. Be«aa. MM Oawer St.. Las An 

aviea 
Holloa. Bddle. State. Laa Angelea, 
Hnuse, Kd. Million Dollar. I. la Angelea. 
Hurst. Frank. T D « I> tbealra Oleadal*. 
Irvine, D B . 483 Normal Ave.. Loa f 

gelas. 
Joos. Minnie. 3IIS Vestal Ave., Loa An- 

„ ■^•» 

Rarnbach, Alex., RIvoll, Loa Angelea. 

Kelly. Helea. 118H S OccMenUI Blvd.. Loe 

Angelea. 
Kelly. May, De Lose, Loa Angelaa. 
Kemper, Dorothy, &23 Laurel St.. VeLtaie. 
Kern. Herbert. Calirornla. San Pedro. 
Kurst. Albert, 09« Primrose. South Pasa- 

deoa. 
Knox, Blllle, Csltfornla. San Pedro. 
Lane. Allen Rlalto, Loa Angelea. 
Leaf, Anne. Ro.->8evelt, Ix>s Angelea. 
Le Bar, Paul, Walker. Banta Ana. 
Lewis. Bert. Mlaaion, I.os Angeles. 
Lewis, Pat, 488 E 4<tth St. Los Angelea. 
LIndanger Marie. 1083 W. aoth St., Laa 

Angelea 
Llndsey, T., 1447 W. 34th St , Loa Angeles 
Long. R. Liberty, Long Beach. 
Lord, J. Wesley. Cailfornls, Sanra Rarbsm 
Manley, Edward. 448 W. 84th St.. Ixta 

Angelea. 
Mason, Francea, Moneta, Loa Angeles. 
Meana J M., Dreamland, Loe Angelea. 
Mrlanaon, Ernie, Starland, Los Angelea. 
Mens. 8 , trnlted, Los Angeles. 
Metes If, Roy, Raymond. Pasadena. 
Metcslf, Marlorle, Liberty, Redlands. 
Meyer. Dorothy, Inglewood. Inglewood. 
Miller. Ella. 3938 W. Washington, Los 

Angeles. 
Mills, R W.. State Los Angelea. • 

Mime, Mrs. Prsnk, FairylanrI Los Angeles 
Monroe, Frsnk, Vermont, Loa Angelea. 
Mueller. Charlea H., L'nited. Anaheim. 
McXee, Patrick. United. Bagis Rock. Lea 

Angelas 
McMsnus. Margaret. Regent. Ixis Angelaa. 
Nagel. H. E.. Vlrtorta. Los Angeles. 
Ogdsn, W. P , Criterion, Santa Monica. 
O- Haver, Charlie. 840 W &3d St.. tea 

Angeles. 
Olsen, Bonnie, Owl, Temple 9t . I.,oe An- 
geles. 



Ormsby, BUtar, Oamoh. Ijtm Ahgnlsa. 
Owaas. rrsA. BBW t^ma St.. Lm A«8«Im. 
PaMag. Btbal. aoM^EkSVae WL flTaa- 



gelea. 



Plnney. B. U. T18 BLjkv*. 81. Lae ASMIsa 
Batlyweoi Slv«.. 



BUO 



Rambo. Marian 

Hollywood 
Reoas. D D, Apoila. RoUywoaA 
Rauaer, Claoda. 1888 LaeUla MS. !«• Aa- 

geleo 
Bobertaoa. Davai 143 W,,.Mth WL~ !«■ Aa- 

geiea. - 

RobertaoB Jua*. LyUa Walaat ftlk Xjm 

Aagelae. 
HoUnaea. Pany, Lome, Barbaak. 
Rogera, ITred. «au7 Ban PMra St., X^B A»- 

galea. 

Kuuueuge. Bdward, MO ■. flwag wL I<0« 

Augsira. 
Saguue, *rank, Rea. \j»» taaalM 
SciMiu, r. u., 1775 Uighlaad A««>. Bolly 

wuud. 
Serager. Rsipb, Tork Loa 
ScJuoeaeT, kMward. 838 ~ 

Aageiea. 
Shaw. AriouT. 3818 cuaanaa •!„ Vm Aa- 

■elaa. 
Silverman, eBtly, P»»'«_ , 
SiflM, iMutlsy, Sunbeam. Laa 
£>lma, Maude, Victory, ~ 

SmiUi. Larry. MS M. .-, 

Btevena Kvoam, Utl La Plataaassa Briv^ 



Swallow. C. O., Atftm.Utm 1 if llM, 
Tenpietoa. Mary, 8*8 W. 8«th wL. tim Aa- 

■slea 
Terr>, AUaa. 1888 Friawaaa, .niitoafc 
Trigg, «Mrte. Aimpaa. Laa Aatfllaa 
Turner, Hasel, 878 AngotaaaTaarMak. 
Van Uiven, E. J., HonUDgtoa Park, fiaat- 

logiou Park. Cal. 
Valimote, Oeorga Dalton'a Broadway, XiOe 

Angelea 

Van Meter. laabella. Bom* tk«Ml% I<os 

Angelea. 

Van Norman. Poail. Bbaaroak. Laa Aa« 

gelea. 
Walsh. Ueoras, HlII Street, Loa ^r^rArt 
Wooda, Al. Capitol, Re^ondo Baaefc, 
Wllley, J. P.. 318 Oeeaa Front. Vaalea. 
Toe. Naulta 103 N. Serrano At«l. L«S 

Angelea 



MISCELLANEOUS 

Coleman, Fk>yd, Arcadia, ria. 
Jtino, Irsns, Takoma T.. Washtagtoa. 
Mensch, Ssm. C. IS Daniela Ave,, fitU* 
fleld, Masa 

Davis, Bslber M.. 1888 Seward Ata., D^ 
trolt. 

Hovdeavsn. Elmer A.. SC 01«( CoUagiL 

Northfleld, Minn, 
Thomaa Jamas P., Victory T.. Prorldsaeaw 
Parsalls, Louiss, Strand T., Baat Oraog«b 

N. J, 
Wldoner, D. Kenneth. 884 8, SeUl Bt, 

Ontaba. 
Swinnen, Flrmln. 8317 Bprvea St.. PkUa« 

delphla. 
Thylor. Bdwia L.. 418 Oak St., Chatta* 

nooga. 
Boehm, Kurt, Virginia. Wheellaa. 

The following are organist* playlaB IB 
this district: •-— .— 

Thompsi'tt, Oranvilla, raiaoa tfeaat, Boatk 
Bend, Ind. 

Patteraon, DllIOB, OrpbaiMi thMlm ■ontfe. 
Bend, I ml. 

Ouilfoyle, Helen, Orpbaom thaatia. 
Bend, Ind. 

.siambaogh, Byhraatar, Laraar 
Elkhart, Ind. 



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fi. F. ALBEE, Presideiit 



J. J. MURDOCIC General Manager 



F. F. PROCTOR. Vice-Presidem 



B. F. KEITH'S VAUDEVILLE EXCHANGE 






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Marcus Loew s 

Booking Agencv 



Genei'di Executive OFFices 

LOEW BUILDING ANNEX 

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NEW YORK 



JHLUBIN 

OEiTKRJLL MAHABER 

MOE SCHENCk 



DOOKIMO MANAOBB 



CHICAGO OFFICE 



604 Woods Theatre Building 

JOHNNY JONES 
IN C^AHCB 



ACKERMAN & HARRIS 

' ; exEcuTive offices: 

**f?^*"^»-*^-r^ THIRD FLOOR. PHELAN BLDG. 

- IfrARKET. GRANT and (XFARRELL STREETS SAN FRANCISCO 

ELLA HERBEPT WESTON, Booking Kimagt 

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BURLESQUE ROUTES 

(Continued from page 16) 

FoiliM of Day— » Columbia, New 
Tork; 18 Empire, Brooklyn. 

Gerard, Barney — 9 Olyraplc, Cin- 
cinnati: 1« Gayety, St. Louis. 

Golden Crooka — Empire, Brook- 
lyn; 16 Canlno, Philadelphia. 

Good Little Devila— 9 Empire, To- 
ledo; 16 Lyceum, Columbus. 

Go to It— 9 Empire, Providence; 
16 Casino, Boston. 

Happy Go Lucky— 9 Oayet7, Buf- 
falo; 16 Gayety, Rochester. 

Happy Moments — 9 Ga; ety, De- 
troit; 16 Empire, Toronto. 

Hippity Hop — 9 Grand, Worces- 
ter; 16 New Londoa; 17 Middle- 
town; 18 Merlden; 19-21 Lyric, 
Bridgeport. 

Hollywood Folitea — 9 Columbia, 
Cleveland; 16 Empire, Toledo. 



Let's Go — 9 Olympic, Chicago; 16 
Star & Garter, Chicago. 

Marion, Dave — 9 Gayety, Kansas 
City; 16 Gayety, Omaha. 

Miss Tabaseo— 9 Gayety, Pitts- 
burgh; 16-17 Court, Wheeling; 18 
Steubenvllle; 19-21 Grand O. H., 
(Santon. 

Monkey Shines — 9 Empire, New- 
ark; 16 Miner's Bronx, New York. 

Nifties of 1924—9-11 Avon, Water- 
town; 12-14 Colonial, Utlca; 16 
Gayety, MontreaL 

Peek-a-Boo — 9 Empire, Toronto; 
16 Gayety, Buffalo. 

Record Breakers — 9 Gayety, Bos- 
ton; 16 Grand, Worcester. 

Red Pepper Revue — 9 New Lon- 
don; 10 Middletown; 11 Merlden; 
12-14 Lyric, Brld,^eport: 16 Hurtlg 
& Seamon's, New Tork. 

Runnin' Wild— 9 Gayety. Wash- 
ton; 16 Gayety, Pittsburgh. 

Seven -Eleven — 9 Gayety, Roches- 






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VAUDEVILLE THEATRES 

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ter; 16-18 Avon. Watertown; 19-11 
COTonlal, Utlca. 

Sillf Stocking R«vu»— '9 Casino, 
Brooklyn; 16 Orpheum, Paterson. 

Stsppa, Harry — • Gayety. Omaha; 
16 L. O. 

Step on It— 9-10 Court, Wheeling; 
11 ateubenvlUa; 12-14 Grand O. H.. 
Canton; 16 Columbia, Cleveland. 

Step Thia Way— 9 Casino, Phila- 
delphia; 16 Palace, Baltimore. 

Stop and Go — 9 Orpheum, Pater- 
son; 16 Empire. Newark. 

Take a Look— 9 Hurtlg A Sea- 
mon's. New York; 16 Stamford; 17 
Holyoke; 18-21 Sprlngfleld, Mass. 

Talk of the Town— 9-11 Emphe, 
Lewlstown; 12-14 Jeflterson, Port- 
land, Me.; 16 Gayety, Boston. 4 

Town Scandals — 9 Lyric, Dayton; 
16 Olympic, Cincinnati. 

Watson, Sliding Billy— 9 Gayety. 
St. Louis; 16 Gayety, Kansas City. 

Williams, Mollie— 9 Star & Gar- 
ter. ChicagQ; 16 Gayety, Detroit 

Wine, Woman and Song — 9 Miner's 
Bronx, New York; 16 Casino, 
Brooklyn^ 

JCUTUAL CIBCUIT 

Band Box Revue — 9 Allentown; 
10 Sunbury; 11 Wiliiamaport; 12 
Lancaster; 13-14 Reading. Pa.; 
16 Gayety. Philadelphia. 

Bashful Babies — 9 Trocadero, 
Philadelphia; 16 Olympic, New 
York. 

Beauty Paradera — 9 Gayety, 
Brooklyn; 16 Trocadero, Philadel- 
phia. 

Bobbed Hair Bandits — 9 Lyric, 
Newark; 16 Gayety, Scranlon. 

Cuddle Up— 9-11 Park. Erie; 16 
Garden. Buffalo. 



Franch Frelica — 9 Geneva; 19 El- 
mlra; 12-14 Schenectady; 16 How- 
ard. Boston. 

Giggles — 9 Gayety, Scranton; 16, 
Gayety. Wilkes-Barre. 

Girls from Follies — 9 Howard. 
Boston: 16 L. O. 

Hello Jaka Girls— 9 Garrlck. Das 
Moinesr 16 Palace. Minneapolis. 

Hurry-iJp — 9 Broadway. Indian- 
apolis; 16 Oarrlck. St. Louis. 

Kandy Kida — 9 Empress, Cincin- 
nati; 16 Gayety. Louisville. 

Kelly, Lew— 9 Miles-Royal. Ak- 
ron; 16 Empire, Cleveland. 

Kuddling Kuties — 9 Garden, Buf- 
falo; 16 Corinthian, Rochester. 

Laffin' Thru — 9 Gayety, Wilkes-' 
Barre; 16 Allentown; 17 Sunbury; 
18 Wllllamsport; 19 Lancaster; 20- 
21 Reading, Pa. 

London Gayety Giria — 9 Empress, 
St Paul; 16 Empress, Milwaukee. 

Love Makers— 9 Star. Brooklyn;' 
16 Lyric, Newark. 

Maida from Marryland — 9 Ehn- 
press, Milwaukee; 16 National, Chi- 
cago. 

Make It Peppy — 9 L. O.; 16 Pros- 
pect, New York. 

Merry Makera — 9 Academy, Pitts- 
burgh; 16 Miles-Royal, Akron. 

Miss New York, Jr. — 9 Cadillac, 
Detroit; 16-18 Park, Erie. 

Moonlight Maids — 9 Garrlck, St 
Louis; 16 Mutual-Empress, Kansas 
City. 

Naughty Nifties — 9 Mutual-Em- 
press, Kansas City; 16 Garrlck. Des 
Moines. 

Red Hot— 9 Gayety. Baltimore; 16 
Mutual. Washington. 

Reevaa, Al — 9 Gayety, Philadel- 
phia; 16 Gayety, Baltimore. 



MICHIGAN VAUDEVILLE 

MANAGERS' ASSN.. Ltd. 

233 John K. Street 

Detroit, Mich. 

CHABLIB mack. Oeawal Manaaer 

Booklns the B«it In Mlchlgail, Ohio 

and Ontario 
Can Vm Standard AcU at All Times 



Round the Town — 9 Hudsoi 
Union Hill; 16 Gayety, Brooklyn. 

Smilaa and KIssaa— 9 Palace, Min-j 
neapolls; 16 Empress. St Paul. 

Snap It Up — 9 Prospect Nei 
York: 16 Hudson, Union Hill. 

Speed Giria— • Corinthian, Roch<, 
ester; 16 Oaneva; 17 Elmlra; 19-211 
Schenectady. | 

Speedy Stappora— 9 National. Chl«| 
cago; 16 Cadillac. Detroit I 

Stop Along — 9 York; 10 Cumber«j 
land; 11 Altoona; 12 Johnstown; If 
Uniontown; 16 Academy, Pitts* 
burgh. 

Step Lively Qlria — 9 Olympic 
New Tork; 16 Star, Brooklyn. 

Stepping Out — 9 Mutual, Wash4 
Ington; 16 York; 17 Oumberli " 
18 Altoona; 19 Johnstown; 
Uniontown. 

Stolen Swaota— 9 Empire, Glev« 
land; l6 Empress, ClnclnnatL 

Whia Bang Babies — 9 Gayet/.] 
Louisville; 16 Broadway, Indian' 
apolls. 



BEWBITIHa "KOON ICAQIC 

"Moon Magic," produced In Ph 
adelpbla recently by Lewis 
Gordon, and listed later for Buffs 
and Chicago, has been taken 
The second act will be rewritten b| 
the author. Rita Welman. and 
will reopen later with cast change 

Margalo Glllmora, who played tt 
lead in Phllly, has left the cast, biii 
Loula Calhem and Rita Jollvet ha« 
remained. 



NEWMAN'S BILL F08TINO 

San Francisco, March S. 

Charlie Newman, manager of th4 
Curran theatre. In company wit 
"Red" Howe, who swings a wlcke 
brush off a circus bill car. is got 
to organise a bill posting plant 

Louis Lurle, real estate operate 
is flnanclally interested with Neir^ 
man. 

^ 

Glen Burt white touring throu 
Havana, sei^t the Chicago boys a 
of liquor labels to quench tbei) 
thirst 



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GENERAL BOOKING OFFICES, FIFTH FLOOR. STATE-LAKE BUILDING.CHICAGO.ILL 

NOWBOOKINC FRON CHICAGO TO PACIFIC COAST 



ST. LOUIS, MO. 

889-90 Arcade Bldg. 



KANSAS CITY, M0.1 

Second Floor 
Main St Theatre Bldg. 



DENVER, COLO. 

406-7 Tabor BWg. 



LOS ANGELES 

Hill Street Thpatre Bidg. 



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• ALt NEWLY DECORATEO 

{8 and Up Singl* 
12 and Up Ooubl* 

Hot and Cold Water aad 
TaUpboD* Id Bacb Room. 

102 WEST 44th STREET 
NEW YORK CITY 

BKTAKT nt*-t* 



HOTEL FULTON 

Om th* H«u« •( H*v torkt 

{8 and Up Sintft* I 

14 and Up Doubia | 

Sbowar Bat ha Hoi «n<i CoM 

Water and Tolephona 
BlectHc tea tai Mich r— m 

264-268 WEST 4«th STREET 
NEW YORK CITY 
a*< laaliawaiia m t i 

OppMlt* N V A 



DENVER . 

^HALL HOTEL 

ha Home of tha Diacrifhinating 
Artitt 

100 Hich ClaM Apts " 

100 Bvautifally Furnlabrd Room* 

RATES 8BN8IBI.B 
Curtta 8t. <l. W. RC88BLL. I««ae« 



roUS HOME IN !BAITIM0RE 

lOTEL TRANKLIN 

jtaw and Frankim Streets 

ktly Modem and Sanitary 

RATE? 

wlUi bath t2.M to t3.S0 pw dw 

wltliout tatli. .$2.00 to U. SO per Jw 

ibk, witboul tatk t3.00to t-i.OO per d»» 

Rtatilr. milt »«th ... HOO. tS.M. M.Mpcrdv 

SFECIAI WEEKLY RATES 

One Block from Maryland Tbealra 

Two Blocks from Auditorium Tbeatre 

and Acaderay of Music 

Within Four Blocks of Otbers 



.CALOABT, AUEBTA, CAN. 

St Regis Hotel 

i THE ONE BEST BET 
SPECIAL THEATRICAL RATES 
MODERI>^-P(REPRO0F 
TREE. BUS 



K-A'S ACT BOOKING 

r»'-?.<CoDtiftued from paero 6) 
r atiy'ch&ngeA ordered by the in- 
vestigators.' After the chancres 
bave been mado the act will be 
irought in for a s)}pwlng before the 

rfimlttee of three and passed upon, 
acceptable long ferm routes for 
loe, two or three years will be im- 
lediately available, 
ther duties ©f this department 
ii be the checking up of acts 
ying opposition houses under as- 
ed names. In many cases the 
.8 get away with it because the 
1 Keith-Albee house manager 
rt an opportilnlty to see the 
w -in person and doesn't recog- 
the act by its ' spurious cog- 
inen. The Wegefartlv scouts and 
lid men will see these shews per- 




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OF EXCEPTIQNU MEitrT 

W-8 Vftsit ■MtH STREET 

P— fi««4;«f Qr««ilwsy - 




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GRANT 

Special Raicit to the Proiesmon 



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417-419 S. Wabash Avenue 



THE ADELAIDE 



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lUiwc^n 4«th and 47lh Mrt>**t Oa» Blaofe Waat •* B r— d way 

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Strictly Frofesslanul. PhaaMi Clilekertns tioa-ltot 



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323-32S West 43rd Sfr«et ^ MEW YORK CITY 

PrlTat» Bath. 3-4 Hoobib. Cat.rlBK lo tke eaaatart and coavcBleaea •! 

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THE DUPIEX 

330 West 43rd Street, New York — Longacrte 7132 

Three and four rooms wit b batb. eompieta kltcbca. Ifodem in STory parUcalar. 
Will .accojukiodatc four or mora adnlta Stt.Sa DP WUKLI 
K<if«^ C«mwiipleat>oB» to U. CLAMAW. !«• W— « 4M »tf*M »__ 



HOTELALPiNE 

rormrrly REISENWEBER'8 

68t& St and 8th Ave., New 9>rk 

1 and I ROO.MS PRIVATE BATH 

aPBCIAI. BATES TO PROFESSION 

PHONE COLUMBUS 1000 



ARLINGTON HOTEL 

WASHINGTON, D. C. 

WB ALWAYS TAKE TARE OF THE 

PROFESSION REGARDLESS OF 

CONVENTIONS 

SAMUEL J. STEiNBERGER 

Prop.-llaiiacer 



spnally in addition to their other 
duties. 

Darlina in FuH Charga 

The new dutleis of Darlipg will 
not affect the personnel of the 
present boolcing staff but they will 
be under his direct charge and sub- 
ject to his recommendatlonsj In 
addition the costs of the shows will 
be regulated by him and a general- 
book kept. When an act Is booked 
or penciled in op, a confirmation 
slip issued by the booker, the trans- 
acUon will be immediately dupli- 
cated in the general book kept by 
Darling, enabling him at, all Umes 
to know exactly how each show 
being laid out. 

Arthur Blondell will remain 



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Table D'Hote Luncheon 90c 

Noon 11 :30 tjo 4 P. M. 

Be Lnxe Dinner $1.76 <^^ir 

Also A La Carte at All Hours 

Haus 

A Quaint Place 
On Broadway at 52d St. 

The COMMANDERS 

i Orchestra 

Courtesy of Charles B. Dillingham 

Dane in IT — Music 

Phone Clrcto S141 



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of Broadway at 
41 St Street 



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Fo««t aad EntcrtaUoi^M to New York Mode aad UanclDg 

$1 Our Special : A Sirloin Steak and Fotatoes (An; Style) $1 ] 



YOUR NEW YORK HOME! 

Peremond Apts 

ELEGANTLY FWRXIHH !,» 

2 and 3 ROOMS 

KrrcHBM a kitchenette 

Blerataa^-llaUl Sarrleo— Phane — Etc. 

114-116 West 47th St 

BRTANT M7S 



LOS ANGELES; CAL. 

HOTEL RTTZ 

# Sih and PIbwar Si 

Special Hates to the Profeasion 
Eiccallant Coffee Shop in Connection 



tlie Keith Special Contract Depart-; 
ment and will continue his present' 
duties which include an aAviaory 
•uperviBlon of all bUIa to enable 
the bookera to avoid conflictlons, 
ate. Atthur Willi, former assistant 
oh the Hippodrome book, under 
Luescher and John Schultz, will act 
as assistant tO D&fting, conflning 
himself to the Darling-booked 
houses In Boston, Washington and 
New Tork. 



BILLS NEXT WEEK 

(Continued from page 16) 

FAT Sablnl 
• Amer Belforda 

BOCKFOJKD, ILL. 
Palaee 

Roshlem K • Co 
Lorner Olrla 
Johnny Lyman 
A A F SteadmaB 
(Twtf to fill) 
2d half 
Hamilton A Barnes 
Alabama Land 
Gordon A Knowlton 
(Three to fill) 



ST. LODIfl 
Orand ' 

Ocrar Martin Co 

Froclnl 

J J Clifford Co 

Lester 

Alfonso Co 

(Three to All) 

Rialte 

Ja Da 3 



Anderson A Burt 
Frank DeVoe Co 
(Three to flll) 
- 2d half 
Fred Lewis 
y A B Stanton 
AI Moore Orcta 
(Three to Oil) 



80DTB BEND, IND 
Palace 

(Foar to flll) 
Mnrdock A K Sis 
Bob Hall 
(Three to flll) 
2d half 
Casey A Warren 
(Four to fill) 

BPRINOFI'D, ILL. 

Majestie 

B A L Gillette 
Henry Bercman Co 

2d half 
Flteh'a Minstrels 
(One to flll) 



KEITH:^S CHICAGO CIBCUIT 

CLEVELAND, O. FINDLAT, LIL. 

Majeatie 

2d half 
(12-16) 
Caason A M 
Lawton 
Drew A Valle- 

VXINT, MICH. 
Palace 
Dyer *A Orma 
Dew(]P A Rogprs 
Morcan A Sheldon 
Flor Oaat Co 
(On* to flll) 
2d half 
Geo Armstrong 
Thos J Ryan Co 
Coley A Jaxon 
Thri>e Taketos 
(One to flll) 

FT. WAYNK, IM) 
Palace 

Ishlkawa Japi 
Jerry Mark Co 
Captnan Bros 
2d half 
Dart A Rp*« )t< v , 
Brod Frlii'n Rfv ' 
Dooley A Rog';rs 



Caason A Morrison 
Allen A Taxi 
Geo AnnitronK 
(Two to flll) 

ad half 
Walter FIshtrr Oo 
(Four t« ftU) 

DETBOIT, MICH. 

LaSalle 
JUawton j 

Thai I Ryan Co / 
Drew A Valle 
Tony A Ocort e 
Welder Sis Rev 

Id balf 

no A Allen 
ry Mack Co 
lAHen A Taxi 
Chapman Boys 
(One to S)l) 

9VANflVlLLR. IND 

VtaAWT ' 

Raymond a Gancya 
Ray Snow Co 
Indian Ja» Rev 



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365 West 61st Street 
««40 Circle 






350 HOUSEKEEPING APARTMENTS 
IRVINGTON HALL HENRI COURT 

SI 8 West 48th Street 
8830 Longacra 

HILOONA COURT 

S41-347 West 46tb Street. 8660 Longacre. 
l-Z^S-4-roopi apartntentA Bach apartment with private bath, 
phone, kitchen, kitchenette 

$18.00 UP WEBKLY—^O.OO UP MONTHLY 
The largest malntalner of houselceeping furnished apartmenta 
directly under the 8U[>ervialon of Ihe owner Located in the center bf 
the theatrical district All fireproof bulldinga 

Addrcst all communlcatlcna »» .'..,.,»* 

CHARLES TBNENBAUHt i 

Principal offlce Hildona Court. S41 West 46th St.. New York 
Apartments can be teen evening* Qijice in each kuildkng 



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MAJESTIC HOTEL 

MODERN FIREPROOF 

11th and Pine Streets, St. Louis, Mo. 



W. B. BATFIBLD 



Kvery ream witli tak «r skewer batk. 
We want i^m te naake tkia kelal ;raar St. Laaia fcsaie. 



A. C LLOTB 



YANDIS COURT ^ 

241-247 We«t 43d Street NEW YORK 

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT 

I^ewly renovated and decorated 1, 2, 3 and 4 room furnished apartments: 
private shower baths; with and without kitchenette, alao miJd aarylca. 

816.00 and up weekly. Under snpervislon of MRS. S^AltAN. 



TORONTO 
HOTEL STOODLEIGH 

BHVTKB and MCTDAL STRKBTS 

Like Ooin^ Home for a Week 

SPECIAL RATBS TO Pr6FES8ION 

Cafatoria — No iqiiat^ for Roots Servlef 

Write er Wire Ittr Raaerratlaas 



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HOTEL WINDSOR 

1217-12^9 Filbert St. 
PHILADELPHIA, PA. 

Midway Between tha Stations 
Renovated and Refurnished 
. Throughout 

BVROPBAN FLAH 
Rates: 

With RoanlBK Water $t per day 

With Bath U per day 

SpeeUI Weekly Rates 



IKDIANAPOUS 

Keith's 

(Louisville splltn) 
. Ist half 
Chas Rogers Co 
Burt A Lehman 
Bob Brewster Co 
(Two to flll) 

LEXINGTON, KT. 
B«n AU 

BAP Valentine 
BAB Gorman 
(Two to flll) 
2d half 
Babba Syrell A L 
LaVarre Bros A P 
(Three to fill) 

LIMA, O. 
Kaarot 

Dainty Marl* . 
Barber A Jacknon 
Jim Jam Jems 
(One to flll) 
2d half 
Chas Calvert 
Pierce A Hynn 
Goss A Uarrows 
Ishlkawa Japa 

XOVISVILLE, KT. 

National 

(Indianapolis aplit) 

Ut half 
Rhran A Phillips 
Regan A Curllsa 
Reslata 
(Two to flll) 

ML'NCIK, IND. 

Wysor Grand 

Wordrn Bros 
McGuwan A Knox 



J JoJl 



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Hayden D A H 
Three Taketos 
2d half 
Raymond A Geneva 
Fox A Allen 
4 Rublnl 81s 
(One to flll) 

MUSKEGON, MICH 
Jefferson 

Hamilton Walton 
flonla A Aryln 
(One to flll) 
2d half 
Dyer A Orma 
(Two to flll) 

TB. HAUTE, IND. 

Indiana 

Babb Ryrell A L 
TAP Bablnl 
O'Koorke A Kelly 
LaVarre Bros A P 
(One to flll) 
2d half 
JuvKlciand 
Indian Jazz Rev 
Polly A Oz 
Choy lilnit Hce Co 

Liberty 

Portraits of 1S2S 
WINDSOR. OMT. 
Capitol 

Dippy Dlera A B 
Qano A Allen 
Pierce A Ryan 
Quixey t 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Ulllan FlUlterald 
Morgan A Sheldon 
Welder Bla Rev 
(Two to 1^1) 



HOTEL AMERICA 

47th St., Jutt East off Braadwiiy 

NEW YORK CITY 

The on.y szeiuslv* Thaatrlcsl Hotel at 
Btoderate pneea la Htw Tark City, par 
raioa are rsaaonable {• tin' prolsMon. 
iJkrt* room, with prbrat* katk. tlt.lt 

fcr week. Slnala room, without balk. 
It per weak. 
r 

MAHi Your. Ra—fvatlon in Advane* 



RDANO APARTMENTS 

800 Eighth Ave. (49tii SL) 

*NEW|.Y FURNISHED 
TWO ROOMSi BATH 

Hotel service, weekly or monthly. 
CNICKBRINO SMO 



BOCHESTBB, IT. T. 
FaaallT 

Hack A Roadinc 
Coleano Family 

2d half 
Rainbow Girls 
Kleuher-Ivy A U 
COLUMWA 
Sharon, Pa. 
P A I. Beat 
FAG DcMOBt 
Caulfleld A R Co 
SPRINGFIELD, O. 

Roaent 

Lane A Harper 
Alexander A Fielda 
Chuck Haas 



Fisher A B Rsv 

2d half 
Roberta A Clark 
Lewis A Ames 
J Ktppca Co 
(One to flll) 



gTnBBlITILIJB, <0. 
Olytnple 

1st half 
Fox A Smaller 
(Others to flll) 

WARREN, PA. 
IJkerty 

Thctlon Co '• 

Keeder |k A ■.. 
t Bradnas •{,,. 

DTTEBSTATE CIECTJIT ,=i 

AUSTIN, TEX. 



Majestio 

(» 11) 

(Sams bin plays 
Galveston 12-14) 
Collins A Hart 
Mills A Klmbal 
Alma Mater Mary 
Adh Goodwin 4 
Val Harris Co 
MabtoUs Manlklna 

DALLAS, TEX. 
MajMrtle 
Murdock A Mayo 
Bennett fwlna 
Tom Smith 
Blllott A La Tour 
llughio Clark Co 
Achilles 

FT. WORTH, TEX. 



BUFFALO 
Lafayette 

•hna 

Northlane & Ward 
Beaux A Bows 
Wilbur MnrV Co 
Verfiatlle Rev 

IIUTLRR, V.\. 

Lyri)' 

2d half 
Mvron Pearl >'» 
(rithffs to flllj 

COMXfiTON, KV. 

liberfy 
Cf.l?" & Ttnj-Mionil 
i<j'h-rs lo li'.l} 



2d ^alf 
Glsaaon A B 
(Othera to flll) 

MARinr. o. 

Graad 

2d half 

Dobba Clark A 
I>»n« A HHTp't 
Chuck Haas 
(One to nil) 

MASHI1.LOV, 

Lincoln 

:.l half 
I'l. h Utccur ik T 
Mntn-iid A Gol-on 
(<jrio to lih) 



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Amazon A Nile 
(jehah A Gerrltson 
Mel Klea 
Wells A Brady 
Ray A Everett 
Tucker's BA 

■Ot'STON. YKX, 

MaJaeUe 

Zelaya 

Suit an '• 

Karry A Lunraater 
Jack De Sylftu 
CiaudR A Martnn 
Olson A JohSson 

IJ'C.R moCK. .tKH- 

.Mojeatic 

Chrls>< o A Daley 
Nt'd .Vorivorth 
Co^ne *: French 
Fri'd Aril.ith Co 

2il half 
Lylell A Fanl 

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Robinson A Pierce 
Mas i>lx Co 
(One tp Oil) 

OKLAHOMA CITT 
Oipbcon 

Norman Telman 
Rome A Boltoa 
Jan* Dillon 
Moro Castle C« 
(One te flll) 
• Zd ^ait 
The Roxellas 
Kraft A Lament 
Creations 
Murray A Allen 
KIkutas Japs 

8. ANTONIO, TEX. 

Majestio 
Parish * Peru 
Grace Hayes 
Doaley A Salsa 
Ama^ 
Billy 4:iason 
' Harry Waiman Co 

VVLSA, OKLA. 

/ MkJsMW 
Tke Roze)|a» , 
Kfaft A t* Xont 
Cdeationt. 
IdliurTay A Allen 
KIkutas Jape 
(Otbtra to flll) 

Jd luill 
Alexander pros A B 
W«b«r A BfAoor 
Iharfei Bd ' ' 

(T^o t» fitp : 
wicmrX; >iAJ». 

^N^rman lolMa 

'r.xas 4 ■ 
N«il Nort^ertM 
RUaie HOSS'' ' 
^•(lyne A French 
Chriaais A Daley 



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1925 
Jan. 5 — Palace, New York 
Jan. 12— Bush wick, Brooklyn 
Jan. 19— Albee, Brooklyn (inaugural bill) 
Jan. 2&->Riverside, New York 
Feb. 2 — Philadelphia, Pa. 
Feb. 9 — ^Washington, D. C. 
Feb. 16--Baltimore, Md. 
Feb. 23 — Hippodrome, New York 
Mar. 2-^oston, Mass. 
Mar. 9 — Providence, R. I. 
Mar. 16— Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Mar. 23— Cleveland, Ohio 
Mar. ^9— Milwaukee 
April 5— Chicago (Palace) ^ 
April 12— Minneapolis « 
April 19— Winnipeg 
April 26 — Calgary and Vancouver' 
May a^Seattle- 
May 10— Portland 
May 17 — San Francisco 
May 24 — San Francisco 
May 31— Oakland 

June 7— Golden Gate, San Francisco 
June 14 — Los Angeles <» 
June 21— Los Angeles 
Vacationing in Honolulu 
July 19— Hill Street, Los Angeles 
Aug. 2— Denver 
Aug. 9— Chicago' 
Aug. 16— Chicago 
Aug. 23— St, Louis 
Aug. 30— St. Louis 
Sept. 6— Kansas City 



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NORMAN 



64 WEEKS 



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1925 
Sept. 13-^ansas Cfty 
Sept. 20— Sioux City 
Sept. 27 — Omaha 
Oct. 4 — Des Moines 
Oct. 1 1c— Davenport, la. 
Oct. 18 — Minneapolis 
(fct. 25 — Milwaukee 
Nov. 1— Milwaukee 
Nov. 8— Rockford, III. 
Nov. 15— Madison, Wis. 
Nov. 22 — Springfield, III. 
Nov. 29— Rialto, St. Louis 
Dec. 6— iJttle Rock 
Dec. 13— Fort Worth 
Dec. 20— Dallas 
Dec. 27— Houston 

1926 
Jan. 3— San Antonio 
Jan. 10— Austin-Galveston and Waco 
Jan. 17 — New Orieans 
Jan. 24 — Birmingham 
Jan. 31— Little Rock (return) . 
Feb. 7— Fort Worth 
Feb. 14 — Dallas 
Feb. 21 — Houston 
Feb. 28— San Antonio 
Mar. 7 — Austin-Galveston-Waco 
Mar. 14 — New Orleans 
Mar. 21— Birmingham ^- - 
Mar. 28— Indianapolis 
April 4 — South Bend. Ind. 
April 11— State-Lake, Chicago 
April 18— State-Lake, Chicago 



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^L. LXXVin. 


No. 4 


NEW YORK CITY, WEDNESDA¥^ MARCH 11, 1925 

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64 Pi 


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SEXY' PICTURE CRAZE 'COLD' 



[2 ACTRESSES LEAVE NEW PLAY; 
i FAMILIARITY FROM SCRIPT 



the Near Future*' Written by Phytician-^-Called 
for Hand-Placing of Feminine Anatomy by Male 
Character*— Complained to Equity 




TiMtve actresses are said to have 
Ithdrawn trom Um oast of "In 
le Kear Fature," a medical play, 
blch opened for special matlDSM 
t Wallack's yesterday (Tuesday). 
Complaints were made at Sfpiity 
hat the piece, which abounds In 
[jnedlcal terms, called for characters 
apposed to bo physicians placing; 
hands on various parts of the 
itlents' anatomy,, presumably In 

course of examination. 
:^The actresses were a4;i^8ed that 
(Continued On page 8.) 



!COND TRACK 
U MIAMI FOR 
NEXT WINTER 



le Group Owning 
Present Track— 65 Miles 
North of City 



Miami, March 10. 
Miami Is to have anpther race 
ick for next winter, making the 
cond here. Both are mile tracks, 
same group building the cur- 
Ffent course will lay out the second. 
)It will be 65 miles north of Miami 
within five miles of Palm 
ich from where many track reg- 
ulars now motor. 

A season of racing for 80 days 

'aurlng the winter will be divided 

between :he two tracks, 40 for each. 

The first track, opening this sea- 

(Contlnued on page 6) 



WOODS REJECTS 

%\mm FOR 

ADELPHI 






Paid $425,000 for Chicago 

House Two Years Ago— 

Wants $1,250,000 



New Style Rehearsal 



Newark, N. J., March 10. 
A stunt new to Newark was 
pulled by two dancers In a music 
■bop. They came In, asked to have 

* dance record, and tried It out la 
I* booth. Hearing a sound that was 
Hot easily identified, a clerk stole 

* look and discovered the two try- 
ing out dance steps one after the 
other. They kept this up for a long 
time and then came out, explained 
thpy didn't care for Jthe record, but, 
feeling conscloug-strlcken, bought 
•1 package of needleto. 



Chicago, March 10. 
Aa otter of $1,000,000 for the 
Adelphl theatre building has been 
rejected by A. H. Woods. He wants 

|i,zso,eoo. 

Woods purchased the Adelphl 
building, which includes the Plant- 
ers' Hotel, two years ago for 
1425,000. He improved the property 
at an expense of $186,000. 
, The intending purchaser is local 
and after the properfy as an in- 
vestment. The 11,000,000 offer in- 
cludes the tender of a lease to 
Woods for the theatre for 81 years 
at 165,000 a year. Woods now re' 
celves 145,000 annual rent from the 
hotel. 

A short while ago Woods sold his 
share of the Woods theatre and 
made a profit of |450,OO0. 

1 , 

Eddie Arlington Cleans 
$215,000 SeUing Claridge 

Eddie Arlington, formerly well 
known outdoor showman, is again 
active In manipulating New York 
hotel properties. Last week he dis- 
posed of the Broadway Claridge. He 
is credited with having developed 
it from a losing propofUlon into a 
money maker. 

It was at Arlington's suggestion 
that the owning corporation turned 
the street floor Into stores. He 
was thus able to secure the Claridge 
(formerly Rector's) at a rental con- 
siderably under the first figure 
asked, the stores being the only 
out whereby the hotel could be 
made to pay. 

The new leasee of the Claridge 
Is Louis Ooldle, said to have con- 
trolled a number of picture .tnd 
vaudeville houses which he dis- 
(Continued on pace 0.) 



FILM 
FOR NUT SEn 
m. NOW SET 



Bic DistrilNiton fiad Public 
Tendency Toward Meio- 
dramatic Thrillers and 
TkrUiiac Comedies — Er- 

\ hibilors Also Want Ric- 
tores in Demand — "Sex 
Appeal" Producers May 
Find No Distributing Mar- 
ket — Hays Also Laid 
Down Law— >InTestigation 
at Box Offices as ETidence 



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BLANK (IOWA) 'ANGBJNG' TROUPE 
OF HOLLYWOOD FILM ACTORS 



Latest Report Bunch with Ten Remaining Continu- 
ing on Commonwealth Ba^iis — ^Bryant WaaUMnm 
i^ticksy but Joe Muri^y Blows — ^Barnstorming 



"CLEAN FILM" SLOGA 



The ruling fashion in screen en- 
tertainment for the coming year be- 
ginning with the product that is to 
be released in September is to be 
melodramatic thrillers of the most 
virile sort and thrill comedies. That 
has been the edict as far aa sev- 
eral .of the big companies are con- 
cerned. All of the energies of the 
production departments have been 
(Continued on page 34) 



WHITEMANAT 
$1,000 DAILY 



$7,000 Weekly for Leader 
and Band at N. Y. Hip 



RADIO ACENTS 

BOOKING 14 

HOUSES 



Routing Ether Artists- 
Stern db Green Place 
First Show Gratis 



Radio may not mean anything 
to every performer, but It is open- 
ing up a new field for some. Radio 
artists receive no remuneration for 
their services from le broadcast- 
ers but their iwpularity and fame 
via the ether* leaves them open to 
bookings on the outside. 

Stem and Qreeri are a firm of 
agents who already have 14 single 
tilghts lined up for radio talent to 
make personal appearances in pic- 
ture and burlesque houses. The 
theatres include Miner's. Bronx; 
Ilurtig St Seamon's; the New De- 
(Contlnued on page 9.) 



MAURICE IN DRAMA 



Denver, March 10. 

It fs reported around town that 
Paul Whiteman and his orchestra 
will appear at the New York Hip- 
podrome (Kelth-Albee) following 
the close of his concert tour early 
in May. 

Whiteman will receive at the Hip 
$1,000 dally or $7,000 weekly as 
long as -he remains there, according 
to the 8tor>'. 

Wlilteman passed through here on 
his way to Pueblo where he gives 
a concert tomorrow; 12, at Colorado 
Springs and he will appear in Den- 
ver for two days, 13>14. 



The Paul Whiteman Orchestr.i 
with Whiteman conducting ap- 
peared two years .igo at the Palace. 
New York. (K.-A.) for a run. when 
lt« salary was $2,MS a week. 



ilirii-a<"#ii 



DecMc 
:our\>t 



.Moines, la., March It. 

Tha tour4»t the Cosmic nroSue- 
tions Corporation picture stars Se- 
came a rout hers when rtierUTs,' 
sheaves of legal papers, artistic tern, 
perament, desertions, bill collectors 
and Bhrlners chased around until 
the town was dlixy. It was t: s 
greatest movie show the land "where 
the tall com (rows" had ever had. 

Out of it all. Bryant Washtwrn 
announced he had assumed the ihan- 
(Continued on page 8.) 



Maurice (Mouvet) is training his 
new dancing partner, Barbara Ben- 
nett, at the Club Lido, New York, 
dally, and will continuf the rehear- 
sal aboard the "France," on which 
both sail Saturday. On landliig! the 
new team will do a trial engage- 
ment in the Alps resorts before in- 
vading Paris to take up the $4,000- 
a-week contract signed for Maurice 
and Lenore Hughes by Maurice's 
brother and manager. 

Before sailing Maurice signed a 
contract for a series of double-page 
stories of his life, loves and adven- 
tures for the Hearst syndicatea. 

On his return to America in Sep- 
tember he plans to surprise the show 
world by starring In a drama with 
his new partner, who Is an ex(>eti- 
enced young aclresn, having ap- 
pearM with bcr father, Rlchanl 
Bennett, in "Tht liancer," nnrl re- 
cently an IcadinR women In "The 
Stork." The play is being written 
now. ^ 



KAHN'S $16(1000 

LEADS SONG 

TAX LIST 



Paying Heaviest Duty — 
Lyric Authoj of Half 
of Current Hits ,^ 



Gus Kahn, with his sensational 
list of ^It songs last sea s on. wIM 
probably pay the heaviest Incoms . 
tax for 1924 as a songwriter. His 
Income last year is estimated at 
$16«,0««. 

Kahn, a Chlcagoati, Ji'.st new Is 
the lyric author, of prol>ably half 
of the current song bits on the 
market, an idea, of how prolific his 
output is. 

Kahn wrote exclusively for Rem- 
ick* for some years, delivering a 
fair proportion of hits, but not un- 
til he stepped out in the last two 
or three years as a free-lance did 
the magnitude of his work assert 
itself. His versatility in writing 
anythint; from comedy songs to 
ballads singled him out a sure-fire 
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London, March 1. 

Every year the old morality of 
"Everyman" Is given during Lent 
•t the Old Vic. Every Tuesday 
afternoon during these 40 days it Is 
performed preceded on each occa- 
sion by an Introductory speech by 
certain celebrities. 

This year the Bishop of Soutn- 
wark, Cicely Hamilton, the Bishop 
of St Albans, Dr. Percy Dearmer, 
Clemence Dane. Sheila Kaye Smith, 
Lady Rhonda and O. K. Chesterton 
all take a turn as a prolog before 
the old play. 



Cecily Debenham gave up her 
part on short notice in "Patricia." 
Her reasons for doing so and Leslie 
Henson's managerial views upon the 
matter have been receiving much 
newspaper publicity. "VVhen the 
musical comedy is transferred to the 
Strand theatre, the part Will be 
taken by Ivy St. HelHer. ' 

Matheson Lang needs a winher to 
continue his tenancy at the New. 
Productions and revivals have all 
proved failures for him of-late. His 
next is a costume drama. "The 
Tyrant," by Rafael Sabatinl, and 
If this doesn't go there are many 
outsiders waiting to get Inside the 

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There is a change of name for the 
New Shakespearf Company, and 
henceforth it will exist as the Btiat- 
ford-Upon-Avon Festival Company. 
It remains under the direction of 
W, Bridges Adams, and wfll begin 
the usual annual affair at the Me- 
morial thedtro at Stratfdkrd-on- 
Avon April 18. The play chosen for 
the birthday celebration, April 2S, 
Is "King John." The repertory 
comprises 'The Two Oentlemen of 
Verona." "Much Ado Abriut Noth- 
tng." "As You Like It." "Twelfth 
NlghC* "The Winter's Tale." "Mac- 
beth," and by way of diversion, 
Sheridan's comedy, "The Critic." 

Barry Jackson will begin soon at 
the Kingsway. "He stands foi: better 
stuff an4 is one of the hopes of th« 
highbrows. The flriit sfadwing will 
be a. revival of Shaw's "Caesar and 
Cleopatra." 

A. W. Baakcdtaib, <;oraedl4n, {s tQ 
bask in C. B. Cochran's production 
of "On with the Dance.'lldiie at the 
Pa<rilldn about Easter.* Thii W*!!! 
deier Baskcomb'a threatened entry 
' M a manager. 



' Eva' Moore has more bookings for 
St. John Ervine's "Mary, Mary, 
Quite Contrary," but they are all on 
the road. So London has yet to 
approve of this Irishman's Irony. 



A new comedy, "The Charlady," 
is to be done at Brighton, March 23, 
with the hope of London to follow. 



"Smaragda's Lover," by W, J, 
Turner, done by the 800 Club at the 
Court, is spoken of as one of the 
most offensive plays set before an 
audience. It begins with a gentle- 
man asking a lady the way to the 
lavatojry. 



There is talk of Ed Wynn coming 
to London with "The Grab Bag." 



Lady Diana Cooper states she Is 
appearing this April in London in a 
revival of "The Miracle' 'spectacle. 
Nobody else here seems to know 
anything about it. 



The Little theatre, though one of 
the most charming and comfortitfle 
in London, is an unfortunate house. 
Every Irind of ahow has been tried 
here, almost always with poor re- 
sults. There was a time when it 
seemed as if revue would pay, but 
that was when the Prince of Wales 
and brother Henry came regularly 
once a week. Grand Guignol plays 
had a long inning, and broke even 
for a while, but it was eventually 
proved there was no permanent au- 
dience for giggles and gurgles of this 
kind. 

Of late "The Odd Spot," "Palling 
Leaves"' and "You and I" have failed 
in quick succession. A new policy is 
now announced for the Little. Arch- 
ibald de Bear will open March 12 
with "Persevering Pat," a comedy by 
Lynn Doyle. Arthur Sinclair, Fred 
O'Donovan, Maire O'Neill and other 



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Irish players have been engaged, and 
more plays of "oM Ireland" are pen- 
ciled to follow. In fact, De Bear 
hopes to make the Little a regular 
Irish theatre in London. H« is the 
first manager to maka the attempt, 
though there -have been many sea- 
sons of Irish plays in to wui , 

"Patricia," at His Majesty's, which 
looked like a frost In its early days, 
is how attracting fair audiences. 
This musical will be transferred to 
the Strajtd next week, where Bour- 
Chier's revival of Bernstein's "The 
Thief," finishes a four weeks' run. , 



' A. Greville Colllnk will give the 
leading part in "Ttfrhish" to his 
!wife, Betty Ross ClarlTe. This, when 
he finds a London theatre. 



'. A drayatlKatioh by Date Collins of 
his book, "Ordeal," stands ready for 
the footlights. Lyn Harding, who 
has been in few suoceaitful pieces of 
late, is marked for the lead. 



' "Love's Prisoner," the musicaL 
show at tjie Adelphi .with which 
Harry Welchman ^gan manage- 
ment, comes off after a run of less 
than a nqonth. Welchman is book- 
ing his venture for a serial of dates' 
in the provinces. 



, Bcnest Milton retiirns to the Old 
yic to play Leonteb in "The Winter's 
Tale." He will rfemalh to meditate 
las the "moody Dane,*' as well as un- 
dertaking Everyman in the annual 
Lenten-revival of the oM morality. 



; The "Q" theatre, at Kew, has 
scheduled another tryout. This is 
"The Round Table,'' ,1^ the Irish 
critic, Lennox Robinson. It' was 
given in Dublin about two years ago, 
since which it has awaited London 
production. The play is one of weird 
fancy. 



Once more the old question of 
"Why not a British bailetr is being 
asked. This time C. B. Cochran 
raises it. But' he himself admits 
that, ui\leB8 the 'answer is a lemon, 
a foreign choreographer must be 
called in. Consequently he has en- 
gaged Masslne to arrange the ballets 
In his new revue at ; the London 
Pavilion. 

All the same, the idea of a British 
ballet is still so popular tl^t a news- 
(Contlnubj^ jon <>*««' ID ; 



PARIS VAUDEVILLE 



P&riB, Feb. . 

Olympia— Jo$ Jackson,' Lesi^Andos, 
Vors, Rivel's Chariot, Aslianoff's 
Vagabonds (Russia choir), Maggio 
Trio, Ronchy Troupe, Densmore's 
Dogs, Jane Stick, S6villa-Nita, Yves 
Brieux and Genev^ve lone, Billy 
O'Connor, Sommers Family, Lys 
Gauty. 

Empira— Tramel (sketch), Amar- 
antina (Spanish act), Pelissler, 
Vincey and Gleden, Four Fuji, Al- 
bert Carre's Horses, Angel Broth- 
ers, Les Kadex, Albert Guy, Os 
Walther Oers, Harcy •and Ernest 
(cowboys), 10 Andreux, Chariot, 
Mylos et Bpulicot (clow^). 

Alhambra — Topsy-Turvy Five, 
Mende, Paul Vandy. La Ventura, 
Alfred Rode, Mismarguett and 
Harry Gardner, Suzanne Desgraves 
(in Chapeaux de Mme. France), 
Martyn and Florence, Gesky, Fox 
and Fey, Judex (rifle shooting),. 
John and Henry Martlnetti, Pierre 
OelesnofTs ballet "G. Demine." 



AMEBICAHS IN ETJBOFE 
In Paris last week: Samuel Spe- 
wack (N. Y. "World") and wife, en. 
route to Germany; Edwin Justin 
Mayer ai.d wife, who intend to 
make a long stay in France; Sam- 
uel Goldwyn, Mme. Luella Melius, 
Ninon Romalne, pianist; A. "E. 
Mitchell (playwright) going to the 
Riviera; Mr& Thomas H. Fisher 
(formerly Ruth Page); <3eorge 
Baklanoft (Chicago Civic Opera), 
Albert E. Thomas (playwright) and 
Wife. 

Harry Pllcer is at Hotel Carlton, 
Monte Carlo; Margaret and Gill 
are also dancing at Nice (Hotel 
Negresco). '^ 

Maurice Kellerraan (brother of 
Annette Kellerman) passed through 
Paris on his way to Carthage for 
excavation work of the ancient city. 



JtEBUILT EMPIBE, UVERPOOI. 

London, March 3. 

A special train of guests went 
from hero to Ltvei'pool for the pur- 
k>ose of inspecting the rebuilt Em- 
pire in that city. 

Tho house now embodies the latest 
American ideas In theatre construc- 
tion and has a capacity of 3,S00. 




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Madrid, Feb. 28. 
According l6 . the statistics 
issued by the 'Manual of Span- 
ish Theatrical Caterers there 
are 526 theatres, mdsic halls 
and picture hti\Is reglstefed 
throughout Spain at the pres- 
ent time. 



GERllAN FILM CAPITAL 
NOW ON GOLD BASIS 



UFA Rated \\ $10,000,000— 

70 New Firms, Combined. 

Reach $200,000 



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Cape Town, Feb. 7. 
! A local hit is Leon M. Lion's 
IRenee Kelly Company in "The 
Chinese Puule," at the ' Op«|:» 
House, under direction A^nSm 
Theatres, Ltd. Th« itajre settingR 
and. flxnps wer« a<]revBl»t^on. l^ere. 
I!<eon M. Lion gave "a fine per- 
formance, and Renee Kelly proved 
herself a clever actress. Ambrose 
Flower scored, while Frank Free- 
man was excellent, as also Hylton 
Allen. Margaret Damer and> Ethel 
Ramsay were also pr.ominent. 

:Commfnclng Jan. 14, ."Outward 
Bound." a three-act play by Sutton 
Vane, to be followed by "The Mask 
and th^ Pace," 



: J .v*i? .'■*';;;f»erlin.^eb. 28. 

1*he capital in Ue flilm industry 
Is being put on, a .ifliid mark basis! 
The meaning^s millions and bil- 
lions of iafi^Mpn days are being 
changed ^ rea| pre-war v«.I|ie.' 

UFA jeadit the list with a capltf ) 
of $10,000,<jp(} /orlowed, at a dis- 
tance, >y the J'Hoebus Film with 
$1,000,000 oQlcial]y*>ate<). 

Outside 'of th^ exist 16S com- 
panies of w^^ch only eight have 
gone into gold «fid with a combined 
capital ^nly reaching |l,t>50,000. 

-New compai|iie8 numbering 7(1 
have aUo been lately founded but 
the combined <apltal of all these 
merely reachea aboiit |200,000. 

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' The. Tlvollt hitherto raa on a full 
vkuMvnie program, reverted to a 
Plcttare'- vaudeville bill from Deu, 81, 
KtvlnK three acts and a picture; 

,Prices have been cut in half, and 
the pubUc notified that if a full 
Vaudeville bill is given, prices will 
b^ raised. . 

Week Jan. 21, Rosie Lloyd; Henry 
iDe Bray and partner; Donald and 
^rson. Week Jan. 28. Bransby 
Williams and Company. Week Feb. 
4, "Veterans of Variety." 

Alhambra. — "Long Live the King," 
spring Jackie Coogan, drew ca- 
pacity. "Ponjola," also attracted 
good buslnesi^ due to local South 
African interest ' in the picture. 
Other films screened, "Her Tem- 
porary Husband," "When Knight- 
hood Waa in Flower," "Circus- 
mania." 

Grand. — Doing excellent business 
with following pictures: "Who Are 
jMy Parents?" "Daughters of Pleas- 
ure," "Across the Continent," 
''Back Pay.' 

■ Wolfram's — Pictures screened at 
this hall proved acceptable to pa- 
trons. "The Desert Hawk," 
"Broadway or Bust," "Romance 
Land," "The Diamond Bandit," 
"The Fast Express (revival): 

Iris Hoeyv the London actress and 
Company, is due to arrive for a tour 
kinder direction African Theatres, 
^lA. The plays will be "Clothes 
and the Woman," "Quaran title," 
"Scandal." "The Pelican. 



"Cinderella," produced by Philij 
Levard for African Theatres, Li 

The E:mpire-Palace draws crow 
houses with % classy bill, n 
Jan. 6: Bransby Willlarti»-'' 
Marcel; »BM»lEi ^^^' blaoMi 
Brennan And' Newton; Two Vj 
bonds; Lola Krasavlna. ff 
Jan. 12: Hetty King; Scott | 
ders; Vesta Sisters; Key and K 
worth; Addison and Mitrenga; \ 
Krasitvlna; Brennan and Newt 
Fr4nk Fay. 



Orpheum — Records good busia 
due to excellent bills. Week Jai 
C. H. Charlton: Jlenry De I^ray" 
PAI-tner; pictures. Week Jaii? 



I'bd Marcel; 
j;>lctures. 



Videau and 



(iape Town is getting on the fash- 
ion border with a Indies Jazz Or- 
chestra, tfnder the dh-e^on ht Mtta 
Ray Levin. 



■ The Prince of Wales arrives at 
Cape Town April 80 on board the 
cruiser Repulse, and htf topr of 
South Africa will occupy about' 11 1 
jweeks. 



NATAL , ,i 

. Durban . . : i 

Theatre Royal — Dark. -h 

Criterion — A popular hall ,i 

good bills drawing big hqi 

Week Jan. 12:, Alice Lloyd; C 

Charlton; Payne and Hilliar(ii\ 

His Majeety'e— Pictures. ^"^ 
Entpire — Pictures. </< 

Qreyviiie Cinema — Picture*. 
Alhambra — Pictures. 
Pop Bio — Pictures. 



I 



The Anglo-American Amusemil 
Corporation, located on the pagM 
ground. Cape Town, got big at>|B 
during the holidays. AdmissIdtM 
the grounds Is free, with charges i 
the amusements, etc., around t] 
fair. The Big Wheel, the CatH 
pillar and the Whip at traced bol 
ness, with numerous side slim 
doing well. 



The Pier, Cape Town, has '-i 
door shows presented by cost 
combinations, "The Queries" 
"The Radios." 



C. 'V^illiams of Nairobi, Briti 
East Africa, is in Cape Town, 
walking 8,000 miles around Afrt^ 
He is returning to Nairobi anti 
arrival there will have complj 
about 18,000 miles. The walk Ui'l 
a wager of I7.S00. >. t% 



Pagel's circus and menageriji 
playing one and two night st^ 
in the smalls around Cape Tmi 
and dfstricf. . , ^. ■^| 

Listening in ' on radio at (Tai 
Town has ptMSed the wild enthij 
lastlc stage and the shouting la 
calmed down. 



JOHANNESBURG 

Good business attracted* to His 
Majesty's theatre by the pantomime, 



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BERLIN PLAYS 



' Berlin, Feb. 28. 

Kleines Theatre— The old farce. 
"Banco," adapted flrom the Freneb 
of Alfred Savior. The usual sort of 
bedroom stuff, but technically well 
put together'. The triangle was well 
enough played by Leopoldine Con- 
stantln, Arnold Korfl and Julius 
Falkenstein. Later, "Frau Lohen- 
grin," a farce comedy by Friedmann 
and Lunzer, wrUten for Grisela 
Werbezirk. It Concerns the unat- 
tractive and elderly wife of an 
operatic tenor, "who suffers much 
at the hands of her conceited hus- 
band. Mrs Werbeslrk's work in 
the title role made it an amusing 
evening. 

Lessing Theatre— A revival of the 
very old Somerset Maugham com- 
edy "Mrs. Dot." The play still has 
a lot of life and pleased immensely. 
Arnold Koroff and Leopoldine Con- 
stantin scored. 

Volksbuehne — "Wer welnt um 
Juckenackr' (Who Weeps for Juck- 
enack?) a satirioal comedy by Reh- 
flscfa. An amusing if instructive 
piece concerning a crabbed -eld 
gentleman who, when he is believed 
to be dead, finds that nobody be- 
wails his death. He therefore, de- 
termines to do good to mankind and 
win their sympathy. His efforts are 
unsuccessful; tramps to whom he 
gives money rob him later, etc. At 
the end he finally hires an old lady 
from a company to cry at his fun- 
eral. Heinrich George and Gerda 
Mueller had the leads in adequate 
production 

Schiller Theatre — Revivals of 
Shakespeare's "Taming .of the 
Shrew" and George Kaier's "From 
Mom to Midnight." The direction 
of the English comedy by Ludwig 
Berger was not inspired but at 
times reached the lightness of real 
comedy. Otherwise it remained too 
mannered. Agnes Straub and Carl 
Ebert were well cast in the leading: 
parts. This piece seems to be 
w^artng well and looks as if a per- 
mena^it future were a.isured. 

Kai^merspiele — "Des Lampcn- 
schirn/' (The Lampshade) a light 
faroa fey Owt Qeet^ Miihw e< 



"Isabel" Much too slight with the 
attempt to trlek the audience Into 
excusing this thinness by continually 
mentioning it not enough. As usual 
the work of the author and his wife, 
Valerie von Martens, is smooth and 
supple. 

; Komoedie — "Dardamelle" from 
the French of Emile Mazard. A 
literary comedy about a man who 
tells everybody about his wife's 
Sidesteps until the whole village 
turns against him. Max Pallenberg 
a.T <?lr'»ctor and principal actor ac- 
quitted himself adequately in the 
first capacity and, as usual, bril- 
liantly in the second. 

Theatre des Weatena— "Der Graf 
von CagUostru" (The Count Calio- 
■"etro) on operetta with muelc oy 
Kurt Zorlig, book by Richard Bars 
The story about the swindler Calio- 
stro Is conventional, not at all tak- 
ing advantage of possibilities of the 
theme. The music is purely imita- 
tive. The cast included Cordl Mil- 

lx!ri**"^*'' Eduard^Llchtenstein and 
Hilde Worener. 

Koeniggraetzer Theatre — "Das 
Tierchen" (The Little Animal) a 
drama from the Russian of Lew 
Urwantow. One of those trick 
pieces in which, as in "Eyes of 
Youth,' a heroine sees three various 
fates which might overtake her 
should she choose various lovers 
In this case th^ leading part is that 
of a Russian peasant girl and she 
becomes In turn the wife of a tutor 
hiistress of «in officer and wife of a 
brutal servant. They all turn out 
badly. A fairly effective evening. 
The production, with Carola Toelle 
as the girl, was only fair. 



NEW LYRICAL THEATRE^ 

Isola Brothers Preparing for Heel 
witK Outside Capital 



\„ Paris, March l.i 

When the B|-others Isola (1 
and Vincent), former managers 
the Olympia, terminate the 
agement of the Opera Comique 
October they will Join forces 
a group of capitalists bent on 
ing Paris another lyrical theatiji 
This will be constructed on t| 
Avenue Gabriel, near the Chan| 
Elysees. 



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SAIUHOS 

March 5 (New York to Lond« 
Beatrice Lillie (Lady Peel), 
bert Mundin^ Dan O'l^ell, 
Lawson, Arthur Wimpeis, Joili 
Stransky, Ernest Newman, MH 
Ernest Newman, Bronislaw Hubel 
man, Edward Zathureszky. 

March 21 (London to New Yorfc! 
Arthur Haramersteln and wil 
(Dorothy Dalton), Herbert Stothar 
daughter, Carol, and his slster-U 
law. Mary Wolfe (Mauretania). 

March 7 (New York to London] 

March !• (Lontlon to New York; 
Ida May Chadwick (Leviathan). 

March 7 (New York to Londoq] 
Robert Hobb% Jessie Matlhewl 
Peggy Wjmne, Carrie Graham (1^ 

March 8 (New York to Londoil 
Beatrice LIlHe (Lady Peel), Mali 
flee, Elsie Lawson, Herbert Mundil 
Dan O'Nell, Arthur WImperis, Jo 
Stransky, Ernest Newman and wl 
Bronislaw Huberman, Eklward 
thuresky, Arthur H. Young (Oli 
pic). 

March 14 (New York to Pa 
Maurice, Barbara Bennett (Fran<! 



ARRIVALS 

March 10 (London to New Yol|l 
Michiiel Arlen (Aquitanla). 



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FOREIGN 



VARIETY 



MPEST REVUEGROSSINGSt^ 
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fH^llo America*' Establishes Record — Production 
'"'"'Cost of $40,000 Tremendous Over There — Blum- 
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":;; Iiondon, March 10. 

^ Jack Haskell haa returned to Lon- 

Tfon after a four montha' stay In 
Budapest, where he went to produce 
"1fte1l5; I 'America," at the Favorlsi 
theatr*- '^^^ venture was financed 
by Ben Blumenthal and the pro- 

^ duction coat |40,000 — a fabulous 
amount in that country. 

The revue is a tremendous suc- 
cess and for the first time in the 

* history of that city seats are being 
sold in advance. The revue is play- 
ing to an average of |16,000 a week. 
The'sfrhfeation of the venture is the 

, Importation of 16 English girls that 

rlHaskell took over from London. 

f Haskell sails shortly for New 

^Tork to secure two more pieces for 

l^udapest. 

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CHANGING "NAMES" 

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»- •• '■ Paris, March 1. 

Little Tich is booked for the Em- 
pire after two seasons at the Al- 
hietmbHi. The musical clown Grock 
also returns to the Empire' early in 
Marph and later to tlie Palace, 
Where Raquel Meller will star in 
U>e next revue. 

Maurice Chevalier quits Du- 
frenne and Varna and goes to the 
Casino de Paris after his return 
from South America. His salary 
i^ith.L. Volterra is listed locally as 
betpg( ^20,000 francs a month, the 
contract being for two years and 
10 months' play during each. 
Mme. Mlstinguett. on the other 

. band; quits Volterra and joins Du- 

,' frsnn^, when he assumes the pro- 
dnclhl: dti-ection o( the Moulin 
Rouge. Joe JaclLzon haa migrated 
trom the Empire to the Olympia 
and Pelissier from the Olympia to 
Bmpire. 



Deserter as Star 



Paris, March 10. 

The man Paul Grappe, who 
deserted from Uie French army 
and lived for ^0 years as a 
woman, is to become a picture 
star. * 

Grappe has been engaged to 
appear in a film based on his 
existence during the time he 
was disguised as of another 
sex. 

His former employer has re • 
fused permission lor use of 
her store. where Grappe 
worked, and has informed the 
police she will oppose the com- 
pany using her premises as 
"atmosphere" for the picture. 



"^mm. A LOVER." IN 
PARIS SOUNDS BAD 

"ChouchoM'* Revived for Try- 
- - out as Musical, to 
Fair Returns 



i. D. S/' Inane Rem 



London, March 10. 

"L. 8. D.," the new musical at 
the Fortune theatre, proved an 
Inane revue, amateurishly produced 
and seems doomed to dire failure. 

It opened March 5. 



Sues Wife for Bismarck 
Pearls Valued at $100,000 

Berlin, Feb. 28. 
Hans von Bleichroeder Is suing 
his wife, the stage star, Maria 
Orska. to make her return the 
famous Bismarck sCrlng ol^ pearls 
alvea by that statesman to his 
A family. Bleichroeder claims that he 
^ •Rljr loaned the Jewels for the dura- 
tion of their life together and de- 
auuids that they be tfiken from her 
for safekeeping. The couple are 
separated. 

Madame Orska claims that in 
Ml« she loaned Bleichroeder $100,- 
•00 for which he gave her the pearls 
•• security, and this money has 
not been returned. 



Covent Garden as Dance 
HaU; Capacity 2,000 

Lordon, March 1. 

Bertram Mills, responsible for the 
Olympia Circus and Fun Pair every 
Christmas, has extended his oper- 
ations and has taken a long lease 
of Covent Garden for dancing* pur- 
poses. The great floor has . been 
transferred from Olympia and the 
InteMor of the Opera House recon- 
structed. Music will be given by 
Jack Howard's Band. 

Dancing spalce for 1,000 couples 
will be available. The pit sUlls 
have been converted into a prom- 
enade and a staircase has been 
built from the floor to the dress 
circle. The SonolUof • system of 
lighting will be used. 

The stage walls are covered by 
a panoramic cloth, and the flies are 
hidden 4>y a canopy. 

German Film Co. in 

Real Estate Mix-Up 

Berlin, Feb. 28. 

Tho Trianon Film Company has 
become mixed up with the Wohn- 
staetten AQ, a company formed for 
the purpose of building inexpensive 
houses for workers 

For this purpose the Ltttey con- 
cern received much money from the 
cltr. but Instead of building the 
much needed apartments they lent 
out their capital to the Trianon to 
use In the making of Alms by the 
Swedish director, Maurit* Stiller. 

The Trianon claims that this was 
a perfectly normal investment, but 
the Wohnstaetten AG has not ex- 
plained why It has not built the 
promised houses. 



OLA HUMPHREYS' RIJIJEN? 

Xrf>ndon, March 10. 

Ola Humphreys, who retired from 
the stage when she married Prince 
Hassan, once more feels "the call." 

She has commissioned Jack 
Haskell, who sails for America 
shortly, to secure for her one or 
two strong dramas. In which she 
proposes to star herself here. 



I VORA BACK ON SAME BOAT 

^ London, March 10. 

j! Nora Bayes, who arrived on the 
4 •Xevlathan." will return to New 
" Tork on the same boat when It 

leaves Cherbourg March 31. 
, Miss Bajes says she is here only 
1^ on her honeymoon. She wlil\ visit 
\f both Paris and Rome. 



Paris, Maroh 1«. 

"On Deraaode. un Amant" 
("Wantad. a Lovet^) la tlia tlU* of 
a place by Maurlc* Dekobra, which 
Ab^l Tarrlda baa produced at the 
Mathorlns. It was poorly received. 

The stonr is that oC a woman who 
seelcs a stron* lovar upon fearing 
desertion when her wealthy protec- 
tor expresses a deaire to become a 
father. However, the lover insists 
on his marrying his child's mother. 

The cast had Michel Simond as 
a porter at the Central Markets, 
Pierre Pradle as a gambling club 
parasite, Therese Dorny in the role 
of a demt-mondalne, Juliette Dar- 
court as a society matchmaker, and 
Mile. Manson aa a stenographer. 
"Cheuohou" 

"Chouchou." an operetta by Fraxy, 
and Max Eddy, adapted from their 
farce, "Poulette et son Polualn," 
played last summer at the C»puclnes, 
was tried out March S at the Ba- 
Ta-Clan with fair results. The mu- 
sic Is credited to Henry Berney. 
Hungarian cMnposer. His wife, 
Charlotte Wiehl, Danish actress, 
holds the lead role, supported by 
Simone Deguise, Suzanne Chateller, 
George Flateau and Felix Barre. The 
latter replaced Morton, French com- 
edian, originally scheduled to ap- 
pear. ^ . 

SHOT AT LANDLADY 

J. 0. Wilcoks Held for Medical 
Exanti nation — Qispute Over Rent 

London, March 1. 

It is not an unknown thing for 
ftn actor to have a disagreement 
with Ms lanilafly, but few carry 
the argument to the extreme James 
Carrall Wilcoks reached. 

Finding his landlady was worst- 
ing him In the discussion. Wil90k3 
drew a revolver and shot at her. 
He then remarked hOyWas a des- 
perate man and desired a policeman 
be sent for. His request was 
granted and he was led off. 

At the Marlybone police court he 
spent much of his time cleaning a 
monocle on a silken handkerchi'»f 
while a lawyer unfolded the story 
of the rent. Being desirous of giv- 
ing him time to cool down, the 
magistrate remanded li^fn in cus- 
tody for a week, during which time 
Wileoks will l>e medically examined. 

Shoebridge With Nbrris 

London, March 10. 
After six years with the Lew 
I.Ake Agency. Joe Shoebridge has 
resign^ to take charge of the 
vaudeville booking department of 
Harry Nor r is, Ltd., the well-known 
general theatrical agency. 

WELCHMAH IH ''BAMBOULA" 
London, March 10. 
Harry Welch man has been se- 
lected as the lead tor "Bamboula." 
There has been no change of the 
opening date set at His Majeij^'s 
March 18. - 



Day's Provincial Revue 

London. March 10. 

Harry Day will produce his re- 
Vue, "Notions," at the Empire. 
Bristol, March 1«. 

The cast includes Jim Jessiman 
(a comedian discovered by Day in 
a Scotch "small time" show). Ivdr 
Vintnor, the Gregorian Singers, 
Isabella Dillon, Howard Flynn and 
Ills band. 



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London, March 10. 

Sir Frank Benson, the 
Shakespearean actor, goes out 
into the English provinces with 
his usual classical repertoire. 

This U actually his Slst tour 



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COCHBAN'S CABABET SHOW 

London, March 10. 
C. B. Cochran's new cabaret 
show, "Piccadilly Circus," had an 
enthusiastic reception upon min- 
ing at the Trocadero restaurant. 



Shakesperean Players Opening 
Paris, March 10. 

Stirling's English Players, featur- 
ing the veteran Ben Greet, open 
their Shakesperean season at the 
Theatre Albert tomorrow night 
(March 11). 



Moulin Rouge Negotiations Off 
Paris. March 10. 

Oscar Dufrenne and Varna, di- 
rectors of the Palace, have sus- 
pended their negotiations to take 
over the managemnt of the Moulin 
Rouge. 



London Press on 
Barrymore's **Hamler 



London, March 10. 

Opinions of John Barry- 
more's "Hamlet" ran to ex- 
tremes. Some critics praised 
it Wildly while others damned 
It with equal fervor. The 
"Daily Express" has done both. 

Lord Beaverbrook's paper 
has many remarkable Journal- 
istic feats to its credit but none 
more peculiar than this. Even 
the striking account it once 
published of bow the world 
was coming to an end Is In- 
signlflcant compared wtlh a 
complete change of mind be- 
tween editions. The first and 
second which appeared on the 
morning after the opening 
night at the Haymarket 
praised Barrymore. The third 
turned him down as k "cor- 
respondence college Hamlet." 
Beaverbrook had peen to Uie 
Haymarket. He holds strong 
views about everything and 
gets his own way. 

There are one or two points 
on which critics of repute 
seem to be agreed. "Barry - 
more is credited with brains 
and with a fine voice, but he 
Is said to emphasize the mean- 
ings of the verse at the ex- 
pense of Its music. His per- 
sonal distinction Is appreci- 
ated, but not his idealism. The 
scene with "Ophelia" is con- 
sidered not brutal enough to 
be in keeping with Shake- 
speare's intentions, and by 
omitting to Jump Into "Ophel- 
ia's" grave he flouts tnadltlon. 

His production is declared to 
be reminiscent of Gordon 
Craig's designs. The design 
of Robert Edmund Jones is, 
all the same, highly praised. 
The only fault that Is pointed 
out with any frequency is the 
graveyard scene which Nor- 
man Wilkinson, the English 
artist, designed. It Is only fair 
tp add, however, that he was 
htlmpered by the fact that he 
had to work within the limits 
of Jones' permanent setting. 



STILL DIVDED 

ON RADIO IN 

ENOAND 



Broadcasters Want Thea- 
trical Attractions — Pro- 
vincials Opposed 



London, March 10. 

The radio situation so far as It 
concerns the theatre managers still 
boils over here. 

The British Broadcasting Com- 
pany and representatives of the en- 
tertainment industry continue to 
negotiate for the general privilege 
of broadcasting London attractions, 
although the managers are as much 
divided on the desirability of ether- 
ising their productions as ever. 

Some of the local managers are 
most witling to have their presenta- 
tions "take the air" but the 
principal opposition is, as hereto- 
fore, from the touring managers 
and proprietors who are strong 
against the proposition. 

A majority of the music hall pro- 
prietors and the V. A. F. have refused 
to sanction the movement, which 
leaves the situation much as It has 
been for the past months. 



ANOTHER CLUB RAID 



DEATHS ABROAD 



Paris, March 1. 

Jacques Riviera, French writer, 
died, aged 30. 

Henry A. EII9S, manager of Rltz 
Hotels (Paris and London) died, 
aged 69. 

Alvina Valeria, American singer, 
died at Nice, France Feb. 17. She 
married R. P. Hutchinson in 1879 
and retired from the stage in 1886. 

Mme. Eugene Brieux, wife of the 
dramatic author, died at Cannes. 

Blanche Boucheny (known as 
Blanche Norman), French actress, 
died after a long Illness. 

Felix Alcan, French publisher. 



Lillie-Lawrence in Cast 
Of Chariot's New Revue 

London, March 10. 

Andre Chariot Is planning a new 
revue for production In April. It 
will have Beatrice Lillle and Ger- 
trude Lawrence in the cast. 

E^ach of the feminine stars re- 
cently returned from the States. 



Hoffman Girls Score Again 

London. March 10. 

The Gertrude Hoffman girls have 
opened at the Scala, Berlin. They 
•cored tremendously. 

The girls went to Germany from 
Paris, where they had been appear- 
ing in the Foiies Bergere. 



Polio* VisH Radio Club— On* Vio- 
tim Holds "Indignation Masting" 



London, Feb. 28. 

The Radio Club was raided by 
some 80 or 40 police in the early 
hours of Feb. 24. 

From among about 100 dancers 
some >0 names and addresses were 
taken and one man was led to Yin* 
street. He gave trouble by trying 
to hold an Indignation meeting with 
the "liberty of the British" as his 
fxi. 

The Radio Club came into being 
when the Kinema Club went smash 
last year, and most of the Kinema 
members Joined. 



Mary Lewis Playing Title 
Role in "Merry Widow" 

Paris, Maroh 10. 

Mary Lewis, former Zlagfeld girl, 
has been selected to play the "Merry 
Widow" revival here, due at the 
ApoUo next month. 

Mitty and Tillio, dancers, will